Early Lead for Tigerettes Sets Stage for Victory Over Obion County
The DeKalb County Tigerettes grabbed an early lead on its way to a 5-3 victory over Obion County on Friday in the Waverly Tournament.
DC scored on a groundout by Jacey Hatfield and a single by Aly Griffith in the first inning.
Bri Murphy earned the win for the Tigerettes. The righty lasted six innings, allowing nine hits and three runs while striking out three and walking none.
Brea Martin took the loss for Obion County. The hurler lasted five innings, allowing eight hits and five runs while striking out three.
Griffith went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Tigerettes in hits.
Tigerette Ellie Cripps pitches perfect game against Cannon County
Ellie Cripps was perfect in the pitching circle on Tuesday to lead the DeKalb County Tigerettes past Cannon County 15-0.
The Tigerettes fired up the offense in the first inning. Jacey Hatfield hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring one run.
DeKalb County tallied six runs in the fourth inning. Hatfield, Bri Murphy, Aniston Farler, and Elaina Turner all contributed with RBIs.
Cripps pitched a no hit shutout over four innings, striking out three and walking none.
Maddie Arnold took the loss for Cannon County surrendering 11 runs on six hits over three innings, striking out two and walking one.
The Tigerettes hit three home runs on the day. Emma Martin went yard in the third inning. Murphy had a dinger in the third inning and Hatfield went deep in the fourth inning.
Martin, Cripps, Emma Johnson, Farler, Turner, Murphy, Aly Griffith, and Hatfield all had one hit to lead the Tigerettes and Griffith had three of the teams 13 stolen bases.
DeKalb County didn’t commit a single error in the field. Madison Martin had six chances, the most on the team.
Tigerettes Shutout Central Magnet 11-0
The DCHS Tigerettes shutout Central Magnet 11-0 on the road Friday.
DeKalb opened up scoring in the first inning when Jacey Hatfield homered on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs. The Tigerettes scored four more runs in the fourth inning with RBIs by Morgan Walker, Aly Griffith, and Ellie Cripps.
Cripps earned the victory on the rubber. The righthander pitched a four hit shutout over six innings, striking out three and walking one.
The losing pitcher for Central Magnet surrendered nine runs on seven hits over four innings, striking out two.
The Tigerettes tallied nine hits including two each by Hatfield and Bri Murphy to lead the team. Walker had three of DeKalb’s ten stolen bases.
Tigerettes Rally to Defeat Livingston Academy
After surrendering three runs in the fifth inning, the DCHS Tigerettes rallied to defeat Livingston Academy 9-3 on Tuesday at Livingston.
The Tigerettes opened up scoring in the first inning as Jacey Hatfield grounded out, scoring one run. DC added three runs in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Ellie Cripps.
Cripps was credited with the victory for the Tigerettes. She gave up eight hits and three runs over seven innings.
The losing pitcher for Livingston Academy went three innings, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out one and walking one.
The Tigerettes totaled ten hits in the game including three each for Aly Griffith and Aniston Farler with hits also from Ellie Cripps.
DCHS Tigerettes Runners-up in Gordonsville Softball Tournament
The DCHS Tigerettes advanced to the championship game of the Gordonsville softball tournament Saturday but lost to Anderson County 3-0 to finish as runners-up in the two day tourney.
The Tigerettes went 4-1 in the tournament beating Cumberland County 8-0 and Gordonsville 3-0 on Friday and defeating Anderson County 5-4 and Watertown 8-3 on Saturday before falling to Anderson County in a rematch for the championship.
In the title game both teams were strong in the pitcher’s circle but Anderson County was just a little bit stronger at the plate. Emma Johnson started the game for the Tigerettes and recorded 15 outs.
A bright spot for DeKalb was a double by Morgan Walker in the first inning.
The winning pitcher for Anderson County went five innings, allowing a three hit shutout. She struck out two and walked none.
Johnson took the loss for the Tigerettes. The right hander went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and she struck out one.
Ellie Cripps, Walker, and Johnson all had one hit to lead the Tigerettes.
In the other Saturday games, the Tigerettes weathered a scare by Watertown in the first inning giving up three runs, but DeKalb County rallied to win 8-3. Abby Cooper and Alie Tunks each had RBIs in the frame for Watertown.
The purple Tigerettes drew first blood in the opening inning when Cooper singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run. But the DC Tigerettes pulled away for good with seven runs in the third inning. In the third Aly Griffith singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs. Aniston Farler doubled on an 0-2 count, scoring two runs. An error scored one run for DeKalb and Morgan Walker tripled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
Bri Murphy pitched the DC Tigerettes to victory. The righthander surrendered three runs on five hits over five innings, striking out one and walking one.
Jaina Drennon took the loss for Watertown allowing six hits and six runs over two innings. She struck out one and walked one.
DeKalb County had nine hits in the game including two each from Griffith, Emma Johnson, and Walker. The Tigerettes stole seven bases during the game. Jacey Hatfield led the way with two.
Meanwhile, a walk-off single led DeKalb County past Anderson County 5-4 in their first meeting on Saturday. The game was tied at four with the Tigerettes batting in the bottom of the seventh when Kennedy Polk singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.
DeKalb County earned the victory despite allowing Anderson County to score three runs in the sixth inning.
Ellie Cripps was credited with the victory for the Tigerettes. Cripps allowed five hits and four runs over six innings, striking out three and walking one. Bri Murphy threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen and recorded the last three outs to earn the save for the Tigerettes.
The Anderson County losing pitcher lasted six and a third innings, allowing six hits and four runs while striking out five.
Anderson County smashed two home runs on the day. One player had a four bagger in the second inning while another went for a long ball in the sixth inning.
Murphy led DeKalb County with two hits in two at bats. The Tigerettes were sure-handed with no errors. Madison Martin had the most chances in the field with six.
In the games on Friday, DeKalb County defeated Gordonsville 3-0 as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout.
Emma Johnson notched the win for DeKalb County. She pitched a two hit shutout over four innings, striking out one. Cripps threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen and recorded the last three outs to earn the save.
The Gordonsville losing pitcher went four and a third innings, allowing three runs on two hits and she struck out six.
Morgan Walker and Jacey Hatfield each had a hit to lead the Tigerettes.
Meanwhile Bri Murphy had all the right stuff on Friday pitching DeKalb County to an 8-0 victory over Cumberland County.
The Tigerettes secured the victory thanks in part to a five run second inning led by Morgan Walker, Emma Johnson, Jacey Hatfield, and Aly Griffith, who all drove in runs during the frame.
The DeKalb County offense fired up in the first inning as Hatfield singled to drive in a run. The Tigerettes scored five more runs in the second inning. The offensive onslaught was led by Walker, Johnson, Hatfield, and Griffith, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
Murphy earned the win for the Tigerettes. The righty went five innings, pitching a two hit shutout. She struck out three and walked one.
The losing pitcher for Cumberland County went four innings, allowing eight runs on 12 hits, striking out two and walking one.
DeKalb County racked up 12 hits in the game from the bats of Hatfield, Griffith, and Walker. Hatfield got three hits in three at bats.
The remaining March schedule for the Tigerettes is as follows:
March 23: Livingston 5:00 pm-Livingston
March 25: Macon County 5:00 pm- Home
March 26: Central Magnet -5:00 pm-Central Magnet
March 30: Cannon County-5:00 pm-Home
March 31: Livingston Academy-5:00 pm-Home
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