Lady Tigers win two of three

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By Goose Lindsay

The Rockwood Lady Tigers closed out last week by winning two of three games against Cumberland County and Scott.
On Thursday, the Lady Tigers dropped a 5-1 decision against Cumberland County, but Rockwood bounced back Friday with a doubleheader sweep against Scott. The Lady Tigers won Friday’s games by final scores of 15-1 in game one and 7-3 in game two.
Rockwood vs.
Cumberland County
Rockwood out hit the Lady Jets 7-6 on the day, but four Lady Tigers led to three unearned runs Cumberland County picked up the 5-1 victory.
The Lady Jets never trailed Thursday as they scored two runs in the top of the first inning. Rockwood got one of those runs back in the bottom of the frame, but the Lady Tigers wouldn’t score again on the evening.
Cumberland County added to their lead with two runs in the top of the fifth inning then the Lady Jets added an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning.
Kelsey Brackett led the Lady Tigers offense by going 2-3 on the day. Reanna Henderson, Shaley Grant, Haley Turpin, Lexi Monroe and Tiffany Wilkey also had hits for Rockwood with Grant driving in Henderson for Rockwood’s lone run.
Turpin took the loss after firing a complete-game six-hitter with two walks and one strikeout.
Rockwood vs. Scott
Friday was a much better day as the Lady Tigers traveled to Huntsville and swept the Lady Highlanders.
Game one was an easy victory for Rockwood as the Lady Tigers scored five runs in the first inning, one in the third, and nine more in the fourth on their way to the 15-1 victory.
Rockwood pounded out 15 hits on the day with Grant having the best day at the plate. Grant finished the game going 3-4 with a double, home run, four RBIs and two runs scored.
Vida Harp (2-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 3 runs), Henderson (2-3, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 2 runs), Monroe (2-4, 2 RBIs, 3 runs) and Haley Yelton (2-3, 2 RBIs, 2 runs) also had multiple hits for Rockwood in the victory.
Turpin picked up the victory after giving up five hits and striking out four in four innings of work.
While game one was a blowout, game two was a dogfight as the Lady Tigers needed a last-inning rally for the victory.
Rockwood trailed 1-0 after two innings of play and the Highlanders took a 3-2 lead into the fifth and final inning, but Rockwood erupted for five runs in the top of the inning to secure the victory.
Brackett led the way for Rockwood on the day as she went 3-4 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Harp (3-3, 1 run), Olivia Duncan (2-3), Grant (2-3, 1 run) and Monroe (2-3, 1 run) also had multiple hits for the Lady Tigers on the day.
Turpin picked up the victory after allowing no runs, hits or walks in 1 1/3 innings of relief. Turpin had two strikeouts.