Tigerettes keep busy in Warrior Classic

Tribune Staff Report
Posted 3/28/23

MURFREESBORO — The Marshall County Tigerettes had a busy weekend competing in the Riverdale Warrior Classic. Over the weekend, the Tigerettes had their shares of highs and lows, but …

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Tigerettes keep busy in Warrior Classic


MURFREESBORO — The Marshall County Tigerettes had a busy weekend competing in the Riverdale Warrior Classic.
Over the weekend, the Tigerettes had their shares of highs and lows, but competed against teams from across the country.

Washington 8, MCHS 0
Things got off to a rough start for the Tigerettes in the ‘Classic, falling to Washington, 8-0.
Washington capitalized off a six-run fifth inning to blow the game open.
Kaniyah Taylor recorded the only hit of the game for the Tigerettes.

MCHS 000 00 — 0 1 1
Washington 100 61 — 8 12 0

MCHS: Kaniyah Taylor 1-for-2.

MCHS 6, Elmwood Park 5
Against Elmwood Park, the Tigerettes bounced back to claim a slim, 6-5 win in the Warrior Classic.
The Tigerettes plated a single run in each of the first three innings to take an early lead over Elmwood Park.
Mallory Woodward tripled in the bottom of the first inning to score Courtney Lynch.
Abby Leverette laid down a bunt in the second inning, which allowed Kinley Wiser to score, bumping the Tigerettes’ lead to 2-0.
A third Marshall County run scored in the third frame when Haylee Hobby ground out, but not before Lynch scored her second run of the game by stealing home.
By the end of the third frame, Marshall County led, 3-0.
And with some timely hitting by the Tigerettes, Hobby was dealing from the pitcher’s circle.
After retiring six-straight batters through the second and third innings, Elmwood Park took advantage of an error and back-to-back hits to plate two runs against Marshall County.
Elmwood Park eventually took the lead with a three-spot in the top of the fifth inning.
With two outs, Brittany Lynch was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Hobby followed with a bases-loaded walk to score the first of three fifth-inning runs.
Taylor followed with a two-run single to put the Tigerettes on top, 6-5.
Working in relief in the sixth inning, Courtney Lynch slammed the door shut on any comeback bid by Elmwood park by sitting the visitors down in order, 1-2-3.
Wiser and Woodward both tripled to lead Marshall County.
Hobby pitched 4 2/3 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits, while Lynch went 1 1/3 innings and struck out one and didn’t allow a run to score.

Elmwood 000 230 — 5 8 1
MCHS 111 03x — 6 6 3

MCHS: Reese Lentz 1-for-2, Courtney Lynch 2-for-2, Mallory Woodward 1-for-3, Kaniyah Taylor 1-for-3, Kinley Wiser 1-for-3.
WP: Lynch

Arlington Heights 10, MCHS 7
Despite scoring six runs in the top of the first, a seven-run second inning by Arlington Heights was more than Marshall County could manage in a 10-7 loss.
Three singles, a double and two walks allowed the Tigerettes to post a 6-0 lead by the end of the first inning.
But seven runs crossed for Arlington Heights in the bottom of the seventh, and an eight eventually scored in the third.
Anna Stewart recorded the only extra base hit against Arlington.
Reese Lentz led the Tigerettes at the plate with two RBIs.
Brookelyn Nunely pitched one inning and gave up three runs on two hits. Abby Leverette pitched 1/3 of an inning before Hobby closed the game, pitching the final 2 2/3 innings.

MCHS 600 10 —  7 8 0
Arlington 071 2x — 10 11 3

MCHS: Courtney Lynch 1-for-3, Mallory Woodward 1-for-3, Demiyah Blackman 1-for-1, Reese Lentz 1-for-2, Kaniyah Taylor 1-for-3, Anna Stewart 1-for-3, Brynlee Walls 2-for-3.

Highland 10, MCHS 2
The final game of the Warrior Classic was a tough one for Marshall County.
Despite grabbing an early 1-0 lead, Highland scored in each of the final four innings to take the 10-2 win over the Tigerettes.
Kaniyah Taylor set the Tigerettes up with the early lead after mashing a solo home run to left in the bottom of the second inning.
Highland tied the game at one apiece with an RBI single in the top of the third inning.
From there, Highland scored two in the fourth and three more in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead over the Tigerettes.
Demiyah Blackman scored a second Marshall County run on a RBI single in the fifth inning, but that was as close as the Tigerettes could get to retaking the lead.
In total, Highland hammered out 12 hits against the Tigerettes, while Marshall County cranked out seven, led by Taylor’s solo blast.
After a busy weekend on the field, the Tigerettes get the rest of the week off and will return to their home field on Monday, hosting Page at 5:30 p.m.

Highland 001 234 — 10 12 0
MCHS 010 010 —  2 7 5

MCHS: Courtney Lycnh 2-for-3, Mallory Woodward 1-for-2, Demiyah Blackman 1-for-3, Brittany Lynch 1-for-3, Kaniyah Taylor 1-for-3, Kinley Wiser 1-for-2.