The Macon County Lady Tigers handed the DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team a 5-1 district loss in Smithville on Thursday, and completed a regular season sweep of the local team.
Macon County struck with a run in the top of the third inning, but the Tigerettes tied the game on a run scored by Kristina Stephens on a double-steal opportunity in the bottom of the fourth inning. Brittney Armour almost scored the go-ahead run for DeKalb, moments later, but was thrown out at home on Shay Sullivan's single to left field on the throw back in to home plate.
The Lady Tigers put up the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning, taking advantage of a DeKalb County fielding miscue. Sullivan loaded the bases in the fifth before striking out a batter to end the inning, with Macon on top, 2-1.
Macon County put the game away with a three-run seventh inning, in which they sent all nine batters to the plate, ripped three hits, drew two walks, and were aided by another Tigerette error. DeKalb came up empty in the bottom of the inning, as the visitors claimed their second district win of the season over the Tigerettes.
Sullivan went the distance in the pitching circle, facing 37 batters and allowing nine hits. She struck out three and walked five.
At the plate for DC, Armour had two singles, while Sullivan, Stephens, Cynthia Woodward and Sarah West each had a single.
The Tigerettes drop to 16-6 overall and to 7-2 in the district. DeKalb will host Upperman in a doubleheader, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.