Lady Tiger bats shut down in road loss

Published 9:33 pm Friday, March 18, 2011

By Chris Wasson

The Selma Times-Journal

PLANTERSVILLE — Dallas County’s Cassie Daniels was too much for Demopolis Thursday, no hitting the Lady Tigers in an 8-0 win.

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“We have had a three game skid where we have really struggled from the plate,” Demopolis coach Todd Mathis said. “We had a good rhythm going early, but since the second game of the Wetumpka Tournament we have really had trouble up there.”

Daniels fanned 14 batters in her effort as the Lady Hornets continued their winning ways.

At the plate, Dallas County was able to round up 12 hits, with three coming from Avery Mott.

Dallas County started quickly out of the gate when Kendall Veech hit a double.

Veech was brought in by Daniels on a single and after Ciera Ingram singled Mott got her first two RBI with another single.

The Lady Hornets waited an inning to strike again.

Ingram lead the inning off with a walk and was moved around by Mott second single. After a past ball scored Ingram, Debra Cunningham drove in Mott with a sacrifice fly, moving the score to 5-0.

Ingram scored again in the bottom of the fifth after she got a hit and was advanced by a sacrifice bunt by Mott and later scored on a past ball.

In the Lady Hornets final at-bat they were able to tack on two more runs with Veech and Whitney Denson crossing the plate.

“We’ve been hitting really well the past few games,” Miller said.

“We stress hitting in practice and the results are really starting to show with the way we are swinging the bats.”

The Lady Tigers must now try to find a way to get back into the early rhythm they were in.

“Right now we are trying to right the ship,” Mathis said. “We have a chance to do that starting tomorrow with the Tombigbee Tournament.”