Alcovy softball suffers first region loss
Alcovy slipped from atop the Region 2-AAAAAA standings Monday as it was shutout by Luella 2-0 on its home field.
Both teams were unbeaten in region play heading in, and Luella (10-9-1, 4-0) picked up its fourth straight win, while snapping a three game streak for the Tigers (20-4-1, 4-1). Alcovy had won 11 of 12 coming in, but couldn’t get its bats going against the Lions.
With the loss, the Tigers moved into second place as one of two teams with one region loss, but defeated the other, Rockdale 13-1 on Sept. 6 to secure the tiebreaker. Outdone on both offense and defense, the Tigers couldn’t find their swing against Luella. Though the Tigers tallied five hits, their offensive efforts just weren’t enough. Defensively, they let one too many balls pass them which in turn allowed the Lions to tally up the hits and put runners on base.
“Pitching and offensively, we didn’t make many things happen today, we had maybe five hits and just not going to cut it,” said Alcovy coach Monica Marks. “Defensively, we can’t give them anything, we’ve got to make