The District 7-AA Softball Tournament is scheduled to start Monday at Upperman High School in Baxter. The DeKalb County High School Tigerettes are the number-two seed for the event, and will have a bye in the first round of the event. The Tigerettes will play either third-seeded Livingston Academy, sixth-seeded Smith County, or seventh-seeded York Institute on Tuesday, at 3:30 p.m.
Smith County and York will play Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the tournament's opening game. The winner will move on to play Livingston, Monday at 6:30 p.m. The winner then will take on the Tigerettes on Tuesday afternoon.
In Monday's other games, Cannon County and Upperman will sqare off in the four-five match-up. The winner of that game will advance on to play top-seeded Macon County, Tuesday at 5:00 p.m. The loser of the Cannon County-Upperman game will drop into the loser's bracket to play the loser of the Smith County-York game, Monday night at 8:00 p.m.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team routed the Cannon County Lions, 14-4, in Smithville, Thursday, in the play-in game of the District 7-AA Tournament. With the win, the second-seeded Tigers advanced on to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which begins Monday in Baxter. The game ended in the bottom of the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule.
The Lions, the number-seven seed, struck first with an unearned run off Tiger starter, Bray Page, in the top of the first inning, but DeKalb County blew the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the first. Joseph Bowen kicked off the scoring with a two-run single, and the Tigers totaled five hits in the inning. Trey Finley earned an RBI, as he was walked with the bases loaded, and Destry Wiggins added another big hit with a two-run double.
DeKalb County plated two more runs in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Wiggins, who scored himself on a throwing error, two batters later.
DeKalb County's senior shortstop/pitcher, Bray Page, was named District 7-AA Most Valuable Player, Wednesday, at the annual district coaches' meeting.
Page, a Vol State signee, has been one of the top hitters and pitchers, this season. He has also excelled in the field at shortstop, all of which earned him the MVP distiction. He was joined on the All-Dsitrict Team by teammates, Cody Atnip, Zack Rowland and Trey Finley. Destry Wiggins and Joseph Bowen were named All-District Honorable Mention.
Other All-District Team members included:
Upperman - Ethan Christian, Cameron Jones, Johnny Miller, Michael Taylor, Chris Large
Smith County - Josh Allds, Will Wakefield, Bryce Haskin
Macon County - Max Manion, Jeremy Phillips, Mason Taft
The District 7-AA Baseball Tournament is slated to begin on Thursday, with a pair of games in the play-in round.
The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, the number-two seed, will host seventh-seeded Cannon County at 5:30 p.m. in the first official game of the tournament. WJLE plans live coverage from the DCHS Baseball Field. The winners in the play-in round move on to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which begins Monday in Baxter.
Fourth-seeded Macon County will take on fifth-seeded Livingston Academy, Thursday at 6:00 p.m. while third-seeded Smith County is scheduled to battle sixth-seeded York Institute, Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. Play-in round games are at the site of the higher seeds.
Top-seeded Upperman has a bye for the play-in round, and will automatically move into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. The Bees will play the Macon County-Livingston winner, Monday at 7:00 p.m.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team edged district foe, Smith County, 3-2, in the regular season finale Wednesday afternoon in Smithville.
The Tigerettes struck first with a run in the bottom of the first inning, but left runners stranded on all three bases as the inning ended. DeKalb tacked on another run in the bottom of the second inning, but would not score again until the bottom of the fifth, when they added their third and final run.
Smith County provided several scores, although the visitors never led. The Lady Owls scored their first run in the top of the fifth inning to make it a 2-1 game. After DeKalb scored in the bottom of the inning, Smith County loaded up the bases in the sixth, but the Tigerettes escaped with only a single run allowed.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team used an 11-run second inning to blow out the Livingston Academy Wildcats, 13-2, Tuesday night in Smithville. The win came on Senior Night, as it was the last home game of the regular season, and also clinched second place for the Tigers in the final regular season district standings.
DeKalb dodged a bullet in the top of the first inning, as the Wildcats loaded the bases with no outs. Tiger starter, Zack Rowland, struck out LA's Cody Winton, then Lee Gatts hit into an inning-ending double play as the Tigers kept the 'Cats off the board. DC scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the second on a fielder's choice by Bray Page, which brought in Destry Wiggins for the game's first run, and an RBI single by Joseph Bowen.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team pounded Livingston Academy, 11-4, Monday evening in Livingston, and moved a step closer to clinching second place in the final regular season standings.
Trey Finley shut out the Wildcats for the first four innings, as the Tigers built an 8-0 lead. DC plated four runs in the top of the third and three more runs in the fourth. Livingston put up two runs in the bottom of the fifth, but DeKalb answered with three more runs in the top of the sixth, which all but put the game away. The Wildcats tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the seventh, but the Tigers won the game easily.
Finley allowed four runs, two earned, through the seven full innings. He gave up three hits, struck out ten, walked six and hit a batter. He improved to 4-3 on the mound, this season.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team shut out visiting Watertown, 7-0, Monday afternoon.
Josie Culwell pitched seven innings of shutout ball for the Tigerettes. The freshman allowed three hits, struck out seven, walked one and hit a batter.
DeKalb County struck with two runs in the bottom of the third inning, added three more in the fifth and posted two more runs in the sixth inning. The Tigerettes committed one error in the game.
At the plate, Jaylen Garrett had two singles, a double and three RBI. Victoria Bennett had two singles and two RBI. Sarah West and Josie Culwell each had a single and an RBI. Morgan Page had two singles. Kristina Stephens had a double, while Cynthia Woodward had one single.
The Tigerettes improve to 21-8 on the season, and will host Smith County, Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. in the regular season finale.
The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team won three out of their four scheduled games at the Sequatchie Valley Clash Classic, over the weekend.
The Tigers thumped Grace Academy, 9-1, followed by a 4-3 win over Franklin County. The Tigers third win came over host, Sequatchie County, 1-0, but Marion County ended the local team's unbeaten run through the tournament, with a 7-5 win, Saturday evening.
DeKalb County jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead over Grace Academy, Friday afternoon, with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning. The Golden Eagles plated their lone run in the bottom of the first. The Tigers added two more runs in the top of the third, three more runs in the fifth, and two insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning. The game was called after six innings, due to the two-hour time limit.
The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team split four games at the Coffee County Softball Invitational in Manchester, over the weekend.
The Tigerettes beat Chattanooga Christian, 4-3, on Friday, followed by a 1-0 loss to Cumberland County. DeKalb ended pool play, Saturday morning, with a 7-4 win over Cornersville, but the local team was ousted in the opening round of the single-elimination tournament, as Ravenwood spanked the Tigerettes, 13-0.
DeKalb County edged Chattanooga Christian, Friday, on Victoria Bennett's two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the fifth inning, as the one-hour, fifteen minute time limit expired. Morgan Page singled prior to the Bennett homer, and both came around to score. Chattanooga Christian led most of the game, scoring a run in the top of the first inning and two more in the third. The Tigerettes plated a run in the bottom of the second and another in the bottom of the third.
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