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Lady Tigers improve record to 5-2; host S. Walton Friday

The Blountstown Lady Tigers improved to 5-2 overall after three games last week. The girls lost to Sneads, 3-8, last Tuesday. Brittany Griffin took the loss on the mound, allowing 10 hits, five earned runs, walking six, and striking out two. Griffin led at the plate with a double and a single. Anna Kelley, Lindsey Doyal, Brittney Brown, Ann Marie Silcox, and Genny Starr each had a single. “We walked too many and made too many crucial mistakes,” says Coach Bubba Johnson. “We’ve got to get better!” Next up was Cottondale and the Lady Tigers turned things around, winning 8-2. Griffin improved her pitching record to 4-2, allowing no earned runs and striking out nine. Offensively, Lindsey Doyal had a double, a single and two RBIs. Griffin offered a double, a single and one RBI. Selena Williams had a double, a walk, and three RBIs. “This was our first win against Cottondale since we’ve been in the same district,” Coach Johnson points out. The following day, the Lady Tigers went up against Franklin County and chalked up a 7-6 win. Griffin struckout 10 batters, walked three and allowed four earned runs. At the plate, the Lady Tigers put the bats in motion. “We got some timely his in this one,” says Coach Johnson. Kelley had a double, three singles, scored two runs and had an RBI. Griffin had a double, two singles and two RBIs. Doyal had a double, a single and an RBI. Brown had two singles. Williams had a single and two RBIs. “Amber Burch made an outstanding catch for the second out in the top of the seventh, robbing a double from the Seahawks,” Coach Johnson remarks. “Selena Williams played outstanding at short stop.” The J.V. girls are now at 4-2 after losing to Sneads and Franklin County and defeating Cottondale. The Lady Tigers travel to Eastpoint on Thursday, then return Friday to host South Walton with game time at 4 p.m. for J.V., followed by varsity at 6.

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