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Tigers swept by Upperman

March 26, 2008

The Upperman Bees edged the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team, 7-6, Tuesday in Baxter to complete a regular season district sweep. Upperman topped the Tigers, 4-1, Monday in Smithville.

DeKalb County took the early lead with a run in the top of the first inning, but the Bees gained the edge with a two-run third inning. The Tigers erupted for five runs in the top of the fourth inning to open up a 6-2 lead. Upperman battled back, however, with a run in the bottom of the fifth, two more runs in the sixth, and claimed the win by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning.

Bees hand Tigers first loss of the season

March 24, 2008

The Upperman Bees scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, which broke a 1-1 tie, and propelled the visitors to a 4-1 district victory over the host, DeKalb County Tigers, Monday night in Smithville.

The Tigers held the game's first lead, as Cody Atnip drove in a run in the bottom of the third inning on a fielder's choice that plated John Malone. Upperman answered with a run in top of the fourth on an RBI double by Brandon Madewell. The Bees then scratched three runs off Tiger starter, Trey Finley, in the fifth, fueled by Johnny Miller's RBI double. The Tigers out-hit the Bees, 5 to 4, but were unable to put any more runs on the board in the last three innings.

Tigerettes double up Warren County, 6-3

March 24, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team doubled up border foe, Warren County, 6-3, Monday night in McMinnville.

The Tigerettes pounded out 14 hits, but had to rally for the victory. After jumping out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning, DeKalb County watched Warren County answer with a run in the bottom of the first and two more in the bottom of the second. The Tigerettes pulled to within a run, at 3-2, by tacking on a run in the top of the fourth inning. DeKalb County claimed the lead for good with a three-spot in the top of the fifth inning, and the Tigerettes closed out the scoring with an insurance run in the top of the seventh.

Morgan Page started in the pitcher's circle, and worked the first four innings. She allowed three runs on four hits, struck out three and walked three. Shay Sullivan came in and pitched the final three innings, and allowed no runs on two hits, struck out two and walked none.

Tigerettes pound Livingston, 10-2

March 20, 2008

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team routed the visiting Livingston Academy Lady Wildcats, 10-2, Thursday afternoon in Smithville in a District 7-AA clash. The win boosted the Tigerettes' district record to 3-0, and their overall mark to 6-1.

The Tigerettes jumped on top with three runs in the first inning, and added three more in the second. Livingston put up two runs in the top of the fourth inning, but a four-run outburst in the bottom of the inning put DeKalb County in command. The Lady Wildcats loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the fifth inning, but Tigerette pitcher, Morgan Page, struck out Chelsea Carr, and Liz Carr hit into an inning-ending double play, which kept DeKalb's lead intact. Neither team plated a run in the last two innings.

Tigers complete sweep of Lions

March 19, 2008

Zack Rowland drove in four runs and Bray Page rung up 12 strikeouts as the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team fought off 30-plus mile per hour winds to beat the Cannon County Lions, 7-2, Tuesday in Smithville. The win was the second for the Tigers in as many days over their Woodbury rival.

The winds wreaked havoc on both squads, as they combined to commit 11errors - five for the Tigers and six for the Lions. Still, DeKalb County was able to get the job done at the plate as Rowland's two-run double in the first inning helped give the Tigers a 4-0 lead after the opening inning. DC tacked on another run in the bottom of the second and two more in the fourth inning. The Lions plated their two runs in the top of the fifth.

Page, who improved to 2-0 on the mound, gave up both Cannon County runs - one earned - on six hits, and walked two. Page has registered 23 total strikeouts in 12 innings pitched, so far, this season.

Tigers edge Lions in district opener

March 18, 2008

Corey Atnip drove in the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh inning, and the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team edged Cannon County, 5-4, in the district opener for both teams, Monday in Woodbury.

Each team plated a run in the first inning, but the Tigers grabbed a 2-1 lead in the top of the second. The Lions went up 3-2 with two runs in the bottom of the third, but DeKalb answered with two runs in the top of the fourth inning on a two-run home run by Trey Finley, which gave the Tigers a 4-3 advantage. Cannon County tied the game with a run in the bottom of the sixth, but Atnip's RBI put the Black and Gold back on top in the seventh. Bray Page came in to pitch in the seventh and shut the Lions out on one hit to record the save.

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