Tigerettes open softball season with sweep of Stone Memorial

The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team opened their regular season on Tuesday, with a double-header sweep of visiting Stone Memorial. The DeKalb County girls won the pair of games, 3-1 in the opener, and 1-0 in the nightcap.

DeKalb County struck with three runs on four hits in the bottom of the first inning in game one. Victoria Bennett led off the inning with a double, and moved to third on a sacrifice bunt by Cynthia Woodward. Jaylen Garrett plated Bennett with an RBI single, while Kristina Stephens and Kara Young followed with back-to-back RBI triples to make it a 3-0 game.

Stone Memorial scored their only run on an error in the top of the second inning. DeKalb County managed just one more hit after the first inning, as Garrett ripped a third inning single.

Morgan Page worked the full five innings for the win, as she allowed one unearned run on two hits, struck out five, walked four and hit two batters.

In the second game, the Tigerettes scored the game's only run on Woodward's RBI single in the top of the third inning, which drove home Bennett. Bennett had a triple to lead off the inning, and Brooke Hutchings added a single, as DeKalb County finished with three hits in the game.

Olivia Norton worked five full innings for the pitching win. She allowed no runs on two hits, struck out none and walked none.

The Tigerettes open the season 2-0, and are scheduled to play in the Commando Classic in Hendersonville, this Friday and Saturday, weather permitting. DeKalb County is slated to play East Robertson, Friday evening, at 6:30 p.m., then turn around and play Eagleville at 8:00 p.m. The Tigerettes will then take on LaVergne, Saturday morning, at 9:30 a.m. before single-elimination tournament play begins. The DCHS girls will return home to take on York Institute, next Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m. in double-header action.

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