Lady Tigers clinch area with win over Greenville

Published 8:34 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hanna Malone started Tuesday's game for Demopolis and earned the win.

Hanna Malone started Tuesday’s game for Demopolis and earned the win.

The Demopolis Lady Tigers clinched their area with a 10-0 win over Greenville in six innings Tuesday night.

Demopolis finished with a 4-0 record in the area this season with two wins over both Selma and Greenville. The Lady Tigers have six regular season games remaining before they host the area tournament Friday, May 2.

Riley King and Baleigh Grace, the only two seniors on the team, were recognized during a senior night ceremony following Tuesday’s game.

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“I’m really proud of these girls,” head coach Joey Browder said. “They’ve battled all four years, and they’ve always been leaders. Their team spirit and determination are paying off this year.”

Demopolis opened up their scoring in the second inning by putting three runs on the board. Anna Caroline Logan scored on a passed ball, and Grace and King both scored on an error by the right fielder.

In the third inning, the Lady Tigers added two more runs to increase their lead to 5-0. Logan scored on an illegal pitch by the Greenville pitcher, and a RBI single by Abbey Latham scored Kendall Hannah.

Demopolis score four more runs in the fifth inning to make the score 9-0. A RBI single by Jade Montgomery scored Hannah, then a RBI single by Grace brought in Montgomery. A two-RBI single by Cameron Thomason brought in both King and Latham.

In the sixth, the Lady Tigers ended the game on a RBI-double by Latham that brought in Nicole Wilkinson, who was running for Grace.

“We’re continuing to work,” Browder said. “We’re coming together and playing for each other, and that’s a good sign this time of year.”

As a team, Demopolis had 11 steals in the game.

“We practice base running every day in practice,” Browder said. “It’s important, and all that practice paid off today.”

Demopolis’ next game will be Thursday at Hale County, then they will participate in the Northside Invitational this weekend. They will be at home on Monday in a make-up game with Hale County, then on the road Tuesday in a make-up game with American Christian Academy.