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Jones fires another perfect game

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

 

Courtney Jones has Rockwood’s number.

On Thursday, April 10, the Oliver Springs ace right-hander tossed a perfect game in leading the Lady ’Cats to a 9-0 victory over the Lady Tigers.

The two teams met again Saturday afternoon in the 2014 Rockwood Invitational Tournament and Jones was at it again as she hurled another perfecto past Rockwood, this one lasting five innings in an 11-0 victory.

Rockwood and Oliver Springs played another game on Saturday, but Jones couldn’t make it three perfect games in a row as she ended the game with a two-hitter in leading the Lady ’Cats to a 6-0 victory.

Game 1

Despite a lack of offense, Rockwood stayed in the game for two innings as the game was scoreless going into the third.

Oliver Springs, however, broke loose with four runs in the top of the third inning.

Breanna Phillips and Tiffany Roberts each singled to open the frame then Haley Griffith, Emily Griffith, Chelsey Roy, Jones, Hope Jenkins and Rachel Griffith all reached without the aid of a hit as the Lady ’Cats took the 4-0 lead.

Oliver Springs put the game away with six runs in the top of the fourth inning.

Phillips, Roberts, Haley Griffith, Emily Griffith, Chelsey Roy and Jenkins scored the runs with Tiffany Roy picking up the only hit of the inning with a single.

The Lady ’Cats scored one more run in the fifth inning when Emily Griffith led off the frame with a home run.

Jones finished the day with 11 strikeouts.

Game 2

Rockwood picked up its first hit of the day quickly when Chelsea Cheek led off the game with a single, but she would not score then Oliver Springs took the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of the frame.

Emily Griffith (walk) and Chelsey Roy (double) were on base and got to trot home when Jenkins launched a three-run blast to center field.

The Lady ’Cats used the long ball to score two more runs in the fourth inning. This time Tiffany Roberts tripled and was on board when Emily Griffith hit a two-run shot.

Oliver Springs’ final run came in the fifth inning as Deandra Scott walked and scored on a Chelsey Roy single.

Jones (2-4) and Chelsey Roy (2-3, 2B, 1 RBI, 1 run) had multiple hits on the day while Jones recorded 10 strikeouts in picking up the win in the circle.