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Tigerettes Win District Tournament Championship

The DeKalb County Tigerette Fast Pitch Softball Team won the District 7AA Tournament Championship in Baxter Thursday night beating Cannon County 15 to 0 in three innings.

Olivia Norton was the winning pitcher.

Cannon County emerged from the loser's bracket to face the Tigerettes after beating Livingston Academy 4 to 1 and then knocking off Macon County 9 to 3 in ten innings Thursday.

The Tigerettes were the top seed in the tournament after winning the regular season district title and earlier in the week they beat Cannon County 6 to 0 and Macon County 7 to 1 to get to Thursday night's tournament championship game.

Prior to the game the All District Teams were recognized.

DeKalb County's Victoria Bennett was named the District's Most Valuable Player and Danny Bond is the District Coach of the Year.

Tigers Beat Wildcats 11-8 in District Tournament Play-In Game

The DeKalb County Tigers eliminated the Livingston Academy Wildcats 11-8 in a District Tournament play-in game Thursday evening in Smithville.

DeKalb County scored four runs in the second inning, one run in the third, three runs in the fourth, and three runs in the fifth inning.

The Wildcats scored two runs in the first, three runs in the third, and three runs in the fourth inning.

Shane Salley had a three run homerun and three singles for the Tigers. Dylan Roller had an RBI single. Travis Neal had two RBI, Cody Atnip had two singles and three RBI, Destry Wiggins doubled, and Jesse Sutton and Matt Giles each had an RBI.

Garrett Hoke, the starting Tiger pitcher, went three innings and gave up five runs on seven hits. He struck out one, walked one, and hit a batter. Shane Salley , the winning pitcher, came on for the last four innings and gave up three runs on three hits. He struck out one and walked one. The Wildcats were held scoreless the last three innings of the game.

Two Tigers Named to All-District Team

Two members of the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball squad, Cody Atnip and Destry Wiggins, have been named to the All-District Team.

Five other Tigers were among the honorable mentions, Corey Atnip, Garrett Hoke, Tyler Kent
Shane Salley, and Jesse Sutton.

The District's Most Valuable Players are Max Manion of Macon County and Cameron Jones of Upperman.

Other members of the All District Team are Johnny Miller, Michael Taylor, Zach Youngblood, Chris Large, and Caleb Tramel from Upperman; Mason Taft, Cody Murphy, Kevin Garnett, and Terry Key of Macon County; Evan Sharp, Nick Borren, Bobby Lorance, and Justin Fann of Cannon County; Brandon Johnston and Timmy Bush of Smith County; Justin Savage of Livingston Academy and Dakota Jones of York Institute.

Corey Atnip
Garrett Hoke
Tyler Kent
Shane Salley
Jesse Sutton

Final Regular Season Standings are as follows:

Upperman 12-0
Macon Co 9-3
DeKalb Co 6-6
Cannon Co 5-7
Smith Co 4-8*

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