Alcovy's Murphy pitches perfect game
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.”