The Tigers, who had one hit and one walk in each of the first three innings, had two hits and two walks in the fourth, leading to three runs.
“We can’t wait to turn it on,” Alcovy coach Monica Marks said. “We have to turn it on before the game starts. That’s a little frustrating; we have to try to figure out what’s going on get off to a good start.”
The Tigers ( 12- 2- 1, 2- 0) loaded the bases after a hit and two walks before Chelsea Murphy came to the plate with two outs.
Murphy delivered a double to right center, plating Raven Smith and Marie Peck and moving Sorrells to third. Sorrells then came home as Newton had trouble getting the ball back to the pitcher.
Alcovy added three more runs in the very next inning, this time relying on one hit and four walks.
Morgan Mobley led off the fifth with a double and scored on a sacrifice by Kalia Johnson.
The next three batters would walk, before Alcovy scored one run on a pass ball and another on a stolen base trick play as Peck walked and headed immediately to second with a runner on third. As Newton made the throw to second, the runner, Raven Smith went for home.
The Tigers then held on in the bottom of the fifth behind solid defense and the pitching of Johnson.
Johnson allowed three hits and had five strikeouts in six innings of work.
“Kalia has done a good job for us,” Marks said. “Both of our pitchers have; I’ve been pleased with both of them. Kalia did great today.”
The Tigers finished up the game after Morgan Beshears reached on a single, stole second and came home on a triple by Mobley.
Mobley ended the game on the eight- run rule stealing home on an errant throw.
While the Tigers’ bats struggled, they stayed aggressive on the base paths throughout the night creating opportunities while the offense waited to get going.
“We want to be aggressive on the base paths, but if they’re going to give us the play, we’re going to take it,” Marks said.
Alcovy will look to get things going earlier as they travel to Morrow on Thursday and then go to the Morgan County Lady Dog Invitational on Friday.
“We’ve got to figure out why we’re getting off to poor starts and try to correct it before Thursday,” Marks said.
Newton, which was led by two hits from Diaz, including a double, continues region play, hosting Luella on Thursday.