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SOFTBALL: Lady Tigers bat red hot, earn 17 runs in victory over West Hall
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Reese Moore on the pitching mound for the Lady Tigers in their 17-0 victory against West Hall on Wednesday, September 23 - photo by Jacob Smith

The Lady Tigers mercy-ruled the West Hall Lady Spartans on Wednesday, Sept. 23, sending home 17 runs in two innings and securing their fifth win of the season. 

The offense came in bunches with the Lady Tigers scoring 10 runs in the first inning and seven in the second. In the two innings, the Lady Tigers tallied eight hits and 12 walks. 

Olivia Martinez had a great day at the plate, going 2-2 with two runs batted in and two runs scored herself. She stole a base and collected one of two extra-base hits on the night with a double. The other came from Brea Crane, who also hit a double. 

The Lady Tigers mercy-ruled the West Hall Lady Spartans on Wednesday, Sept. 23, sending home 17 runs in two innings and securing their fifth win of the season. 

Offense came in bunches with the Lady Tigers scoring 10 runs in the first inning and seven in the second. In the two innings, the Lady Tigers tallied eight hits and 12 walks. 

Olivia Martinez had a great day at the plate, going 2-2 with two runs batted in and two runs scored herself. She stole a base and collected one of two extra base hits on the night with a double. The other came from Brea Crane, who also hit a double. 

Lauren Kurtz drove in three runs while scoring two for herself on one hit and two walks. Crane, Layne Bailey, Annslee Kirby and Emily Kurtz all had two runs batted in as well. 

The game ended at the top of the third inning with a final score of 17-0. Reese Moore pitched all three innings, allowing only one hit and striking out six Lady Spartan batters. 

The Tigers also lost 8-1 to Gilmer County on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Crane had another great day at the plate, driving in the only run of the game for the Lady Tigers. 

The win and loss this past week brings the Lady Tigers overall record to 5-11 this season. Martinez leads the team with a .404 batting average, 19 hits and 16 runs scored. Bailey’s 12 runs batted in lead the team as well. 

With only two weeks left in the softball season, it will be crunch time for the Lady Tigers, who will play three games next week, with Tuesday being the only home game. Monday’s game will be played at Cherokee Bluff High School and the Lady Tigers will travel to North Hall High School on Thursday.