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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.

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