Tigerettes drop extra-inning heartbreaker
The Marshall County Tigerettes outhit Giles County 7-6 Thursday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg, but just could not push across a run when they needed to in a 2-1 eight-inning loss to the Lady Bobcats.
"It's tough loss for us, but we battled the entire time," said Marshall County coach Heather Denton. "Our girls were up and they never gave up, so it was a hard loss."
The Tigerettes left seven runners in scoring position in the contest and had one runner thrown out at home plate.
"We were just trying to move those runners and manufacture some runs, but it just didn't happen that way," said Denton.
Jacey Perryman went the distance in the circle for Marshall County, striking out four and walking one Giles County batter, while Lady Bobcat hurler Mary Beth Brumit whiffed five and walked three as she worked her way out of several jams.
"She (Brumit) is the best pitcher in our district and we were just trying to manufacture anything we could against her," said Denton.
Leah Hollingsworth reached on an error to lead off the bottom of the second inning and was sacrificed to second by Ashton Watkins.
Brumit struck out the next Marshall County batter before Emily Martin slammed a single to right field where Addison Gowan fielded the ball and threw home, barely nipping Hollingsworth at the plate.
In the top of the fourth inning, Brumit helped her own cause when she clobbered a one-out homerun over the center field fence to break the tie.
The Tigerettes retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Allison Sheroski drew a two-out walk and Perryman followed with an infield single before Reed drilled an RBI base hit to center field.
The inning ended on a pop-up to the catcher and neither team scored in the six or seventh innings, sending the game to extra innings.
In the top of the eighth, Lexie Barnicle, Shea Murray and Allie May all hit infield singles to load the bases with nobody out.
After a pop-up to Reed at second base, Mary Beth Brown hit a laser off Perryman's glove and Jules Pierce scored from third base, making it a 2-1 ballgame.
The Tigerettes had runners on second and third with two outs in the home half of the eighth, but could not get the tying run home.
"We will bounce back," said Denton. "Our girls are hungry, so I know we will come back ready to get them."
Giles County 00010001--2 6 0
Marshall County 00001000 --1 7 1
Marshall County: Mecia Reed 3-for-4, Jacey Perryman 1-for-4, Sydne Solomon 1-for-2, Leah Hollingsworth 1-for-3, Emily Martin 1-for-3.
Giles County: Shea Murray 1-for-4, Ali May 1-for-4, Kate McComiskey 1-for-3, Mary Beth Brumit 1-for-4, Leslie Sands 1-for-3, Lexi Barnicle 1-for1.