LAWRENCEBURG — Give ‘em 12-straight.The red-hot Marshall County Tigerettes continued their winning ways in the second round of the District 8-AAA tournament on Friday night at Lawrence …
LAWRENCEBURG — Give ‘em 12-straight.
The red-hot Marshall County Tigerettes continued their winning ways in the second round of the District 8-AAA tournament on Friday night at Lawrence County.
Although the Tigerettes were plagued with a handful of errors, Marshall County put together a stellar rally in the sixth and seventh innings to down the Lady Wildcats and stay unbeaten in the winner’s bracket with a 9-4 win.
Some timely hitting, coupled with Tigerette errors, allowed Lawrence County to methodically build a 3-0 lead by the sixth inning.
After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, the Tigerettes nearly tied the game at one apiece after a single by Ellie Luce and a double by Kaniyah Taylor in the top of the second.
But the Lady Wildcats worked out of the jam and Lawrence County pitcher Samantha Staggs punched out the final two Tigerette batters to end the second-inning threat.
Lawrence County went on to plate a single run in the third and fourth innings.
But the hot-hitting Tigerettes could only be tamed for so long.
Marshall County hammered Staggs in the top of the fifth with four-straight singles to lead off the inning before Kaniyah Taylor cleared the bases with her third home run in two games.
Taylors blast drove in three Tigerette runs.
Lawrence County got one run back in the bottom of the inning, but still trailed 5-4 after six.
Marshall County made sure there wouldn’t be a home-team rally in the seventh and put the game out of reach with a four-spot in the top of the inning.
Jessa Lancaster led off with a single to left and Jahna Meadows-Richardson launched the second Tigerette homer of the night over the left-field fence, plating two more runs.
In total, the Tigerettes belted out 14 hits and were led by the three-hit performances of Meadows-Richardson and senior Ellie Luce.
Taylor also had a night at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and thee RBIs.
Luce also knocked in three RBIs as well.
Taylor Pickle got the start in the pitcher’s circle and went the distance and despite giving up 10 hits, gave up just four runs, only three of which were earned, while striking out two.
Friday night’s win advances the Tigerettes to the District 8-AAA semifinals, which will be played on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
Marshall Co. 000 005 4 — 9 14 5
Lawrence Co. 101 011 0 — 4 10 2
Marshall Co.: Courtney Lynch 1-for-5, Jessa Lancaster 1-for-4, Jahna Meadows-Richardson 3-for-4, Mallory Woodward 1-for-4, Demiyah Blackman 1-for-4, Ellie Luce 3-for-4, Kaniyah Taylor 2-for-3, Taylor Pickle 1-for-4, Kinley Wiser 1-for-4.
2B: Meadows-Richardson, Taylor
HR: Meadows-Richardson, Taylor
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