Tigerettes picking up momentum

Friday, April 17, 2015
The MCHS fans cheer as Mecia Reed rounds the bases after slamming her first varsity homerun in the second game versus Page Wednesday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Tigerettes sent a message Wednesday night at Reese Hambrick Field in Lewisburg that its once silent bats have come alive, spelling trouble for the rest of the teams in District 12-AA.

Page found out the hard way as Marshall County swept the Lady Patriots 8-0 and 15-0, banging out 25 hits in the double header.

Hitters in action

"We hit the ball really well tonight, all the way up and down the lineup," said Marshall County coach Heather Denton. "When we hit like that and get great pitching like we did tonight, we can really do some damage."

In the double header opener, Grace Medley went to the circle for the Tigerettes and picked up the complete game shutout, giving up just three hits, while striking out three and walking zero.

"Grace did a great job tonight and was in control the entire game," said Denton.

Marshall County started a little slow before picking up a pair of unearned runs in the third inning.

Run blast

Medley set down the Lady Pats 1-2-3 in the top of the fourth before the Tigerettes exploded with four runs in the home half of the inning with the big blow coming off the bat of senior Ashton Watkins, who ripped a bases loaded triple.

Mecia Reed drove home the other run on fielder's choice.

Grace Medley (10) was masterful in the circle for the Tigerettes in game one.

Medley was in control, allowing one base runner in both the fifth and sixth innings, but neither reached the second base bag.

Watkins drove home her fourth run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, while Sydne Solomon knocked in the Tigerettes' final run of the contest.

Confidence rises

"I think that win in the first game really gave us some confidence," said Denton. "After that, our bats really came alive."

Denton was correct as the Tigerettes pounded the Lady Patriots in the nightcap, beginning with a three-run first inning, highlighted by RBI base hits by Watkins, Solomon and Emily Martin.

Jacey Perryman took the circle for the Tigerettes in game two and turned in a solid performance, giving up four hits, while striking out three and walking none.

The Tigerettes, who were the visiting team on the scoreboard in the second game, added three more runs in the third inning before scoring six times in the fourth inning to make it 12-zip contest.

Mecia Reed (24) gets some congratulations from MCHS coach Heather Denton as Reed rounds third base after belting a homerun in the second game of a double-header sweep over Page.

Senior Mecia Reed came up with the big blow in the frame for the Tigerettes, slamming her first varsity homerun.

"I am very proud of our team, we all stepped up and hit the ball tonight," said Reed. "I didn't even feel it when I hit that homerun, I had tears in my eyes running around the bases."

Perryman drove home a run in the inning, while Leah Hollingsworth knocked in two more with a double.

Perryman got out of a two-on, two-out jam in the bottom of the fourth, and in the top of the sixth inning, Martin, Hollingsworth and McKenzie Anderson all drove in a run to make it a 15-0 contest.

"I think we hit he ball extremely well and our defense played well too," said Perryman. "And me and Grace hit our spots tonight."

Anderson, Hollingsworth and Martin all drove in three runs apiece to cap off the sweep for the Tigerettes (9-4, 4-2).

Game one

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Page: Peyton Clark 1-for-3, Morgan Rakes 1-for-3, Rosevear-Goetsch 1-for-3.

MCHS: Ashton Watkins 2-for-3, Sydne Solomon 2-for-4, Allison Sheroski 2-for-3, Grace Medley 1-for-2, Emily Martin 1-for-3.

WP: Grace Medley

LP: Kaci Scott

Game two

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MCHS: Emily Martin 3-for-4, Leah Hollingsworth 3-for-3, Jacey Perryman 2-for-3, Kenzie Anderson 2-for-4, Sydne Solomon 2-for-3, Mecia Reed 1-for-3, Ashton Watkins 1-for-1, Allison Sheroski 1-for-1, Hannah Sheppard 1-for-3, Kathryn Donahue 1-for-1.

Page: Rosevear-Goetsch 2-for-2, Riley Marlin 1-for-2, Kara Oberstadt 1-for-1.

WP: Jacey Perryman

LP: Kaci Scott