LMS Tigerettes take two from CMS

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

After posting a 12-5 victory in the opening game of a doubleheader against Cornersville Middle School, the Lewisburg Middle School Tigerettes (3-0) rallied for a 10-5 win in five innings thanks to a nine-run outburst in the bottom of the fourth to complete the sweep of the Lady Bulldogs (0-2).

The Tigerettes mustered just three hits in the contest, but were aided by 12 walks and two hit batsmen. Austyn Whaley, Aspen Wiles and Danielle Toseland each had a hit, a walk, a RBI, and a run scored to pace LMS offensively, while Kameria Howard and Katie Crabtree both drew a pair of walks and scored twice. Devan Hasty pitched all five innings for the Tigerettes to earn the victory, allowing six hits and two walks to go along with four strikeouts.

Starting pitcher Kaitlyn Rogers led the Lady Bulldogs at the plate, going 2-3 with 2 RBI and a run scored, while second baseman McKenzie Hopkins went 2-3 with a double and a run scored. Brittney Crowell also had a double, a RBI, and a run scored for Cornersville, and Makayla Campbell added a single, a walk, and a run scored. Rogers pitched three plus innings for CMS and suffered the loss before Hopkins came on in relief.

The Lady Bulldogs got off to a promising start by pushing across three runs in the top of the first to grab an early 3-0 lead. Following singles by Hopkins and Campbell, Rogers drove in Hopkins with a RBI single. Campbell then came home on a throwing error before Rogers scored on a passed ball.

Rogers escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the first, but the Tigerettes cut the deficit to 3-1 in the second when Crabtree scored on a Cornersville error after reaching base on a one-out walk and advancing to third on two passed balls.

Things then fell apart for CMS in the fourth, as Lewisburg crossed home plate nine times in the frame with the help of six walks, two hit batters, and RBI singles from Toseland, Whaley and Wiles to seize a 10-3 advantage.

The Lady Bulldogs plated a couple of runs in the top of the fifth on a two-out RBI double by Crowell and a Rogers RBI single to cut the deficit to 10-5, before Hasty induced a groundout to end the game.