Lady Tigers bounce back

Friday, May 9, 2008

extra-inning loss to Page on Monday, the Marshall County High School Tigerettes (17-9-1) pulled themselves up and annihilated Lewis County, 10-0, Tuesday in Lewisburg.

Brandie's Jett's seventh-inning, two-out two-run single tied Monday's game, but Page came back to score the game winner on a bloop single after the Tigerettes had almost worked their way out of a bases-loaded no-out jam.

The loss sent the Lewisburg girls back home versus Lewis County in a must win situation on Tuesday and they responded in a big way.

Mieke Wallace pitched four strong innings for Marshall County, giving way to Kayla Harmon in the fourth. The freshman came in and slammed the door on the Lady Panthers, striking out two and allowing no base runners for the save.

Jett was the offensive catalyst once again, driving in the first of five runs scored by the Tigerettes in the third inning. Dricka O'Neal knocked Jett in for the second run, Lauren Anderson belted a two run double to score two more, and Stashia Osborn finished off the big inning with an RBI single to right field. The girls from Lewisburg added three more in the fourth on an unearned run and a two-run double by Wallace that scored Jennifer Young and O'Neal.

The nail in the coffin for Lewis County started with a sixth-inning lead-off single by McKenna Moffett. After a fly-out to center, Young singled and O'Neal walked to load the bases.

KiKi Summers came off the bench, lining a game-winning two-run single down the left field chalk that scored Moffett and Young for the 10-run rule victory. The Tigerettes' only way to have a chance to advance to a region semi-final is to travel to Page and beat the Lady Patriots twice. The Tigerettes have lost six straight to Page, dating back to 2006.

"We gotta get that out of our heads," said MCHS head coach Holly Barnes. "I don't know of any more motivation we need than that. This time we can do it, we are the better team."

"This win should boost us up," Moffett said after the game. "We can win two games; we are good enough to do it."

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