Tigerettes shut out Eagleville
Following an impressive win over Collierville, the Marshall County Tigerettes (12-12) advanced to the Bronze Division championship game of the Franklin/Sonic Tournament by defeating the Eagleville Lady Eagles 2-0 in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Fly Park.
After the two teams battled to a scoreless tie through the first three innings of play, Marshall County tallied a run in each of the next two innings to grab a 2-0 lead before the game was called in the bottom of the fifth due to time constraints.
Thanks to their victory over Eagleville, the Tigerettes reached the .500 mark for the first time this year after starting the season with a 2-9 record.
Marshall County starting pitcher Jacey Perryman turned in her third quality outing of the day, as she scattered seven hits and a walk over five scoreless innings while notching three strikeouts en route to recording her third shutout of the season.
The Tigerettes, meanwhile, finished with four hits and a walk against Eagleville starting hurler Hannah Brown. Madison Thomason (1 RBI), Perryman, Ashton Watkins, and Madison Hargrove each tallied one hit for Marshall County.
Brown notched two hits to lead the Lady Eagles at the plate, while Courtney Marlin, Shi Knox, Haleigh Patterson, Kassidy Burks, and K.K. Batey each had one hit.
Eagleville had a chance to take the lead in the top of the second inning after putting runners on first and second with no outs thanks to singles from Brown and Burks. After Perryman retired the next two Lady Eagle batters on a fly out and a strikeout, Patterson singled to load the bases, but Perryman induced an infield popup by Theresa Posada to extinguish the threat.
The Tigerettes stranded runners on first and second in the bottom of the third before Eagleville once again loaded the bases with two outs in the top of the fourth thanks to a Brown single, a single by Batey, and a walk. Perryman, however, escaped the inning unscathed by fanning Posada to keep the Lady Eagles off the board.
Marshall County finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the bottom of the fourth when Watkins came home on a RBI double by Thomason to stake MCHS to a 1-0 lead after reaching base on a one-out single and stealing second.
Perryman then gave the Tigerettes a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the fifth by belting a leadoff triple to deep centerfield and scoring on the play thanks to an Eagleville error.