Tigerettes claim tournament title

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Marlee Woodard, along with Halle Chapman and Brooklin Conger dominated in the circle for Marshall County. Tribune file photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Tigerettes traveled to Clarksville last weekend and posted a 5-1 mark, including a 2-0 win over Clarksville NW in the Silver Division championship game.

"I thought we did great this weekend," MCHS coach Heather Denton said. "We lost to Clarksville Northwest in pool play, but then we beat them when it really mattered."

Solid pitching

Pitching was the key for the Tigerettes as Denton got solid efforts from Halle Chapman, Marlee Woodard and Brooklin Conger.

"Our pitchers did great this weekend, they let their defense work which is one of their goals for every game," Denton said.

Conger tossed 15 scoreless innings and won three games, including a two-hit shutout in the title game over Clarksville NW. "Brooklin pitched lights out in the championship game for us and her drop ball was phenomenal on Saturday," Denton said.

Chapman had two wins and Woodard had a save and suffered the only loss, but did not give up an earned run in the defeat.

Batters on target

The Marshall County bats supplemented the outstanding pitching performances as the Tigerettes got RBI production up and down the entire lineup.

"Some of the games our hitters had to get adjusted to the pitching, but once we did we hit hard shots," Denton said "I was proud that our hitters made adjustments and battled back."

After a solid pool play showing, Conger tossed a no-hitter in a 12-0 shutout over Clarksville Academy.

Sydne Solomon and the Marshall County Tigerettes took home the Zaxby's Silver bracket tournament title at Clarksville last weekend.

Leah Hollingsworth went a perfect 4-for-4 in the contest and Sydne Solomon knocked a three-run homerun.

Close win

Marshall County took on Wayne County next and slipped by the Lady Wildcats 6-5 as Chapman and Woodard tossed two innings apiece in the game and Solomon drove in three runs.

Seven players in the starting lineup had one hit apiece for MCHS, who scored six runs in the second inning and then held on for the victory that put them in the title game versus Clarksville NW.

It was a pitcher's duel and Conger dominated the fight, tossing six innings of two-hit ball, while striking out six and walking zero Northwest batters in the efficient effort in the circle.

Home run

Hannah Sheppard capped off a big weekend at the plate with a solo homerun in the fifth inning to make it 1-0, while Lexie Cashion and Taylor Walls added RBI in the win.

"Winning the tournament gives us tons of momentum going into a tough April," Denton said. "We have two district games this week and three more next week. We play Giles County Tuesday which has been a district powerhouse and play Cascade Thursday. Cascade has not lost a district game yet."

Friday, April 1

Jo Byrns 000 01-1 4 0

MCHS 322 0X-7 9 2

MCHS: Leah Hollingsworth 2-2, Taylor Walls 2-2, Ali Hobbs 2-2, Allison Sheroski 1-2, Hannah Sheppard 1-2, Emily Martin 1-2.

2B: Hobbs, Walls, Martin

3B: Sheppard

RBI: Walls 4, Hobbs 1, Sheppard 1, Martin 1.

WP: Brooklin Conger (5IP, 4H, 1R, 0ER, 6K, 2BB)

Pleasant View Christian 001 02-3 7 3

Marshall County 024 3X-9 5 3

MCHS: Sydne Solomon 2-3, Allison Sheroski 1-3, Ali Hobbs 1-1, Emily Martin 1-3.

RBI: Martin 2, Sheroski 1, Solomon 1, Taylor Poteete 1, Lexi Cashion 1.

WP: Halle Chapman (5IP, 7H, 3R, 1ER, 3K, 0BB)

Saturday, April 2

MCHS 000 00-0 2 6

Clarksville NW 101 00-2 4 0

MCHS: Allison Sheroski 1-2, Sydne Solomon 1-2.

LP: Marlee Woodard (4.1IP, 4H, 2R, 0ER, 2K, 2BB)

Marshall County 003 9-12 11 1

Clarksville Academy 000 0- 0 0 0

Marshall County: Leah Hollingsworth 4-4, Sydne Solomon 2-3, Taylor Walls 1-2, Hannah Sheppard 1-3, Ali Hobbs 1-1, Taylor Poteete 1-1, Annie Hawkins 1-1.

2B: Hollingsworth

HR: Solomon

RBI: Solomon 3, Hollingsworth 2, Hawkins 2, Allison Sheroski 1, Ali Hobbs 1, Taylor Walls 1, Sheppard 1, Lexi Cashion 1.

WP: Brooklin Conger (4IP, 0H, 0R, 0ER, 5K, 1BB)

Marshall County 060 0-6 7 3

Wayne County 122 0-5 7 0

MCHS: Leah Hollingsworth 1-3, Allison Sheroski 1-2, Taylor Walls 1-2, Sydne Solomon 1-3, Hannah Sheppard 1-1, Ali Hobbs 1-2, Halle Chapman 1-2.

2B: Sheppard

3B: Solomon

RBI: Solomon 3, Sheroski 1, Hobbs 1, Sheppard 1.

WP: Halle Chapman (2IP, 6H, 5R, 1ER, 0K, 1BB), Marlee Woodard (2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 1K, 1BB)

Zaxby's Silver Bracket Championship game

Marshall County 000 021-3 4 0

Clarksville NW 000 000-0 2 2

Marshall County: Allison Sheroski 1-1, Taylor Walls 1-3, Hannah Sheppard 1-3, Ali Hobbs 1-2.

2B: Walls

HR: Sheppard

RBI: Walls 1, Sheppard 1, Lexi Cashion 1.

WP: Brooklin Conger (6IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 6K, 0BB)