Al­covy's Mur­phy pitches per­fect game

The Covington News - - Sports - BRYAN FAZIO bfazio@cov­news.com

On Satur­day Al­covy soft­ball did some­thing it hadn’t done all sea­son, and on Wed­nes­day it did some­thing it hadn’t done since coach Mon­ica Marks took over the pro­gram five years ago.

The Tigers fin­ished up the Ge­or­gia Dugout Club Tour­na­ment Satur­day with a 5-4 loss to Colquitt County Satur­day, giv­ing them their first de­feat of the sea­son. Al­covy seemed to han­dle it in stride, tak­ing coach Mon­ica Marks’ ad­vice to heart.

“We felt we could have beat that team, but we talked about it at prac­tice and just moved on,” Marks said.

The Tigers moved on in a big way Wed­nes­day by not only beat­ing Put­nam County 14-0, but also with Chelsea Mur­phy pitch­ing a com­plete game.

“She was pitch­ing well and she was just go­ing about her busi­ness,” Marks said. “The de­fense played well and the of­fense got a cou­ple of runs here and there and then a lot in the seventh in­ning.”

The Tigers, who fin­ished with 14 hits, led 7-0 in the sixth in­ning be­fore mak­ing it a no-doubter in the top of the seventh and fi­nal in­ning.

“We just kind of blew up that last in­ning,” Marks said.

Lakeiyah Sor­rells led the way with two triples, three runs and two more driven in. Mur­phy, Mor­gan Bes- hears and Mor­gan Mob­ley had two hits each.

The Tigers travel to Ola High School Tues­day be­fore host­ing East­side Wed­nes­day and Jones County Thurs­day.

“We have a big week next week,” Marks said. “We need to continue hit­ting and scor­ing runs and tak­ing pres­sure off the pitch­ers.”

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