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Lady Tigers defeat Lady Bulldogs, 7-0

Demopolis 7, Clarkdale (Miss.) 0

Demopolis&045;&045;The Lady Tigers of Demopolis defeated the visiting Lady Bulldogs of Clarkdale (Miss.) Thursday evening 7-0. Lauren Roark (8-3) pitched a complete game to earn the win. Roark gave up two hits while walking three and striking out 14.

The offense for the Tigers started in the bottom of the 1st inning as Dorothy Knapp led off with a single. She would advance to second on a single by Roark. Katie Simmons then earned a walk to load the bases.

A fielder’s choice by Timie Lee would push Knapp across the plate. India Chancelor then reached first after she was hit by the pitch. With the bases loaded, Brittany Thorne delivered a two out single to score Simmons and Lee.

Leading 3-0, the offense picked up again in the 2nd inning. After a fly out to center by Heather Wright, Knapp reached on an error. A double by Brittany McGee would put two Tigers in scoring position with one out.

Roark came to the plate and hit a ball toward the pitcher. Not fielding it cleanly, the Tiger runners would advance and the score was now 4-0. After a pop out by Simmons, Lee would single to score McGee.

The Tigers now held a 5-0 margin.

Another run would be added in the third inning after Thorne earned a walk. She would advance on a fielder’s choice and then travel to third on a passed ball.

Wright then singled to center to pick up the RBI.

The final run of the game came in the fourth inning. Timie Lee walked and moved to second as Chancelor reached on an error.

A double by Thorne would score Lee.

The Tiger defense held tough by not allowing any runs to cross the plate. The closet threat came in the fifth inning.

After a single and a Tiger miscue on the bases, Clarkdale had runners at first and second.

After a ground out to first, the runners at second and third were primed to score.

However, Roark struck Clarkdale’s leadoff batter out and got the next batter to ground out to third to get out of the jam.

Demopolis will play at Selma on Monday before returning home on Thursday to host Hale County at 5 p.m.