The Jacksboro Tigerettes rode a strong pitching performance from Savannah Dunlap and a 3-for-3 night at the plate from Lacy Lane to a 12-4 victory over the City View Lady Mustangs to start district play Tuesday evening at Tigerette Field.
After holding the Lady Mustangs scoreless in the top of the first inning, the Tigerettes went to work on offense. A walk by Darby Perry and single by Lane gave Harley Goodner an RBI opportunity. She responded with an RBI single to give the Tigerettes an early lead. A two RBI single from Bailey Harmonson put the Tigerettes up 3-0 after the first inning.
The Lady Mustangs tied the score with three runs of their own in the top of the second inning to tie the game at 3. The Tigerettes responded with consecutive singles from Madison Swor and Perry. A walk to Lane loaded the bases and a walk to Goodner put the Tigerettes back in front. A two RBI single by Lindsey Murphy extended the Tigerette lead to 6-3 after two innings.
After a scoreless third and top of the fourth inning, the Tigerettes went back to work on offense in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Goodner, Murphy and Baylee Anderson all scored in the fourth inning to push the Tigerette lead to 9-3. A RBI double from Perry scored Swor and Lane plated Perry with a RBI single to give the Tigerettes a 11-3 lead after five innings.
Bea Toscano tripled and scored the final Tigerette run of the evening in the bottom of the sixth. The Lady Mustangs managed a run in the top of the seventh but shortstop Toscano fielded a grounder and togged the Lady Mustang runner out to end the game and give the Tigerettes a 1-0 District Record.
In other district action, Henrietta defeated Nocona and Bowie shut out Holiday. The Tigerettes will travel to Bowie to take on the Lady Jackrabbits Friday evening.
Head softball coach John Bennett was pleased with his team’s effort.
“I was extremely proud of the way the girls played today,” Bennett said. “That was the best defensive game I have ever seen them play. Things are starting to click at the right time and we hope to continue playing well heading into Bowie Friday.”