The DeKalb County High School Tigerette fast-pitch softball team scored four runs in the top of the first inning at Livingston Academy on Tuesday, and never looked back on their way to an 8-1 victory over the host Lady Wildcats. The win improves the Tigerette record to 12-4 on the season and to 6-1 in district play.
Alex Meadows drove in DeKalb's first run of the game, and Kristina Stephens struck with a two-run single to put the Tigerettes on top, 3-0. Stephens herself made it a 4-0 game in the opening inning as she crossed home plate on a passed ball.
DC tacked on another run in the second inning on an RBI single by Jaylen Garrett. Victoria Bennett drove home the sixth Tigerette run in the top of the sixth inning, as she plated Morgan Page with an RBI single. Bennett then stole home to put the Tigerettes up, 7-1. Page knocked home the final DeKalb run on an RBI single in the top of the seventh, which scored Brooke Hutchings. Livingston scored their one run in the bottom of the third inning.
Page was the winning pitcher for the Tigerettes, as she worked all seven innings, allowed one run on four hits, struck out four, walked two and hit two batters.
The Tigerettes are scheduled to play Cannon County at home, Wednesday, at 4:00 p.m., then visit the Lionettes on Thursday, at 5:00 p.m. DeKalb County will participate in the Duff Tournament in Cookeville, this Friday and Saturday, with games scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Friday night, and a third game in pool play set for Saturday morning, at 11:00 a.m.