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Meadows crushes two home runs in Tigerettes' 11-1 win at Macon Co.

Tigerette freshman, Alex Meadows, blasted a pair of two-run home runs, and Morgan Page pitched seven strong innings to lead the DCHS girls' fast-pitch softball team past Macon County, 11-1, Tuesday, in Lafayette. Macon County is the defending district regular season champion, while the Tigerettes are the defending district tournament champ.

Meadows crushed homers in the second and fourth innings, both with a runner on base. DC jumped on top, 2-0, in the top of the first inning, as Victoria Bennett drove home Cynthia Woodward with an RBI single, then scored herself on an error during Jaylen Garrett's at bat. Macon scored their lone run in the bottom of the second inning, but the Tigerettes countered with two runs in the top of the second on Meadows' first home run.

Lions tame Tigers in Smithville, 9-4

The Cannon County Lions scored six runs in the top of the fifth inning, and rolled past the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, 9-4, Monday in Smithville.

The big blow came on a one-out, three-run double by Austin Parker, after the Tigers had committed a pair of errors, earlier in the fifth. That gave the Lions a 9-2 lead, and the Tigers managed to only add a run in the bottom of the fifth and one in the sixth.. DeKalb County left six runners stranded in scoring position.

Shane Salley took the pitching loss for DC, as he started and worked the game's first five innings. Salley retired the side in each of the first two innings, and struck out four of the first six batters he faced, but the Lions struck for two runs in the top of the third on a two-run single by Trent Fagan. Cannon County tagged Salley for another run in the third, on an RBI fly-out by Colin Jones.

Tigerettes blank Livingston Academy, 3-0

Olivia Norton pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, as the DeKalb County High School Tigerette softball team shut out the Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, 3-0, Thursday afternoon in Smithville. Norton allowed a leadoff double to open play in the top of the first inning, and did not allow another hit until a two-out single in the top of the seventh. The sophomore struck out four batters and walked two along the way.

Meanwhile, the Tigerettes had seven hits off Lady 'Cat starter, Meriam Maynard. A Livingston error led to DeKalb's first run in the bottom of the third inning. Norton led off with a double, and was replaced by courtesy runner, Alex Meadows. Cynthia Woodward reached on a bunt single, and Meadows scored on an errant throw to first base.

Owls outlast Tigers, 12-10, in Tuesday re-match

The Smith County Owls erupted for eight first inning runs, and held off a furious mid-inning rally by the DeKalb County Tigers to take a 12-10 win in the two teams' meeting on Tuesday in Carthage. The Tigers romped the Owls, 13-2, Monday in Smithville.

McCullough Wallace took the pitching loss for the Tigers, who jumped ahead 1-0 in the top of the first, only to have the hosts storm back for an eight-run outburst in in the bottom of the inning. DeKalb posted four runs in the top of the third inning to pull to within three, at 8-5, but the Owls countered with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. DC scored four more runs in the top of the fourth inning, then tied the game with a run in the top of the fifth, but Smith County scored two runs in the bottom of the inning to go ahead, 12-10. Neither team scored the rest of the way, and the Owls sent the Tigers to their first loss of the season in district play.

Tiger baseball team crushes Smith County, 13-2

The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team pounded out 13 hits, and blasted the visiting Smith County Owls, 13-2, Monday afternoon, in Smithville. The win ran the Tigers' record to 6-1 overall, and to 3-0 in district play. The Tigers and Owls are slated to meet again, Tuesday evening, in Carthage.

The Owls got on the board first, as they scored on back-to-back doubles in the top of the first inning, but DeKalb County answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning on back-to-back RBI base hits by Tyler Kent and Tyler Caldwell. Kent ended up 3-for-3 on the day, with two doubles, a single and three RBI. Caldwell had two singles and a pair of RBI.

Tigerettes capture pair of no-hit wins over York

The DeKalb County Tigerette fast-pitch softball team swept a doubleheader with visiting York Institute, Tuesday, in Smithville. The Tigerettes rolled to a 17-0 victory in the first game, then took an 11-0 rout in game two. The wins were the first in district play, this season, for the DCHS girls.

Morgan Page pitched a five-inning, complete game no-hitter in the opener, while Olivia Norton and Kayla Self combined to keep the Lady Dragons hitless in the nightcap. The Tigerettes plated four runs in the second inning of the opener, as Kara Young and Brooke Hutchings each scored on throwing errors to make it a 2-0 score. Victoria Bennett made it a 3-0 game with an RBI single, then came on in to score herself, on a wild pitch. DeKalb County added four more runs in the third inning, then plated nine in the fourth.


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