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Lady Tigers pick up key wins

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By The Staff

By BRODY JONES

Roane Newspapers

With the regular season winding down, it was imperative for the Rockwood Lady Tigers to take home district wins against the Greenback Lady Cherokees in a recent double-header. The Lady Tigers did exactly that as they mauled the Lady ‘Kees by an 8-0 margin in game one and 16-0 in game two.

Game One

Rockwood started off the game with an RBI single from Kelsey Boyd to take a 1-0 lead in the first inning. Another run was added in the top of the second inning when Hayley Turpin had an RBI double to take a 2-0 lead. In the third inning, Chastity Smith had an RBI double to give the Lady Tigers a 3-0 lead.

All was quiet until the fifth inning when the bats of the Lady Tigers came to life with five runs. The final inning would see Smith, Vida Harp, Haley Yelton and Kelsey Brackett all driving in runs to get the 8-0 win.

Lindsey Booth had a marvelous outing on the softball mound, pitching a one-hit shut-out while striking out one batter and walking none.

Smith led the batting for the Lady Tigers with a 3 for 4 day with two doubles and two RBIs. Amber Cofer, Hayley Turpin and Vida Harp all had multiple hits in the game with Harp having an RBI, Turpin having a double and an RBI while Cofer had a double.

Tara Hawley was sacked with the loss for Greenback and Erin Murr had their lone hit.

Game Two

The Rockwood Lady Tigers picked up right where they left off in game one Friday night and scalped the Lady Cherokees by a 16-0 margin.

Domination was the most appropriate word for this game as Rockwood had 16 hits in the game and Greenback could not muster any hits in the second game. Several Lady Tigers wound up with multiple hits as Amber Cofer, Hayley Turpin, Vida Harp and Chastity Smith all had big days at bat.

Smith and Cofer each had three RBIs on the day.

Lindsey Booth got credit for the win, pitching a three-up and three-down first inning with two strikeouts and a ground-out. Courtney Beaty pitched the other two innings to keep the Lady ‘Kees hitless for the evening sweep, giving the Lady Tigers two very big District 3-A wins that could possibly be very important in determining their seeding for the upcoming district tournament.