Lady Tigers fall to Tuscaloosa County

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 28, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; The softball season for the Demopolis Lady Tigers has been filled with competition against some very good teams, as planned by Coach Joey Browder. Yesterday afternoon for the Lady Tigers was another game against a formidable opponent such as the 6A Tuscaloosa County Lady Wildcats. Demopolis battled to the last out, but bowed, 4-2.

The Lady Tigers spotted Tuscaloosa County two runs after the first four innings. The Lady Wildcats added another run in the top half of the fifth inning, on a single, a sacrifice bunt and another single. It was the same way they put its second run across the plate to give them a 3-0 advantage.

Demopolis got on the score board in its half of the fifth. The Lady Tigers loaded the bases on a walk by Jasmine Simmons sandwiched between singles off the bats of Nicole Davis and Stewart Gross. Morgan Patterson followed with a single to drive in Davis, but Simmons got cut down at the plate attempting to score form second.

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Demopolis added another run in the sixth inning when Brandi McGee lined a single to left field, then went to second on a ground out. Courtney Willingham singled to center to give the Lady Tigers its second run of the game and cut its deficit to just one run.

However, in the top of the seventh the Lady Wildcats added a run to make the score 4-2.

Simmons got things going for Demopolis with a one-out ground single to left. She stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. Gross drew a base-on-balls to give the Lady Tigers runners on first and third. The next batter Patterson hit a wicked line drive back to the pitcher, who turned it into a double play to end the game.

McGee and Patterson finished with two hits each for Demopolis. McGee also shared duties on the mound with Sara Davis. McGee pitched the first three innings gave up a run, three hits, and struck out three. Davis took care of the last four innings, allowing three runs, seven hits, two walks, and she fanned four batters.

The Lady Tigers return to the field this afternoon when they host Bib County.