The DCHS Tigerette fast-pitch softball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead after the first two innings at Smith County, Friday evening, and rolled on to an 8-4 win over the Owlettes in a District 7-AA clash.
The Owlettes did not score until the bottom of the seventh and final inning on a grand slam by Chelsea Carr, but by that time, DC owned an 8-0 lead. Victoria Bennett ripped a two-run single in the top of the first inning, then stole home to push the Tigerettes out to a 3-0 lead. DeKalb added four more runs in the second, as Kara Young reached on an error, and worked her way around to score on a passed ball. Jaylen Garrett drove home Bennett and Cynthia Woodward for two more runs, and Alex Meadows scored a run on another Smith County error, which gave the Tigerettes a 7-0 edge, midway through the second inning.
Meanwhile, Olivia Norton kept the Owlettes off the scoreboard until the bottom of the seventh. She allowed seven total hits - four in the seventh inning - before being replaced by Kayla Self with two outs on the board in the final inning. Self retired her first batter to end the game. Norton struck out five Smith County hitters, walked one and hit a batter.
The TIgerettes stay perfect against district competition, at 5-0 on the season, and improve to 11-3 overall. The DCHS girls are scheduled to host Cannon County, Tuesday night, at 5:00 p.m.