AL­COVY

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threw seven K’s.

Al­covy set the tempo in the first in­ning, as the Tigers scored five quick runs to take an early lead and even­tu­ally the game. Tyra Hollingsworth started it off with a bunt. Hollingsworth sped down the first base line, and it looked as if she’d get thrown out, but the ball was missed at first and Hollingsworth used her speed to make it to third on the passed ball.

Hollingsworth was driven in by Aubree Thacker, and the Tigers swiftly went up 1-0. Next up to bat was Raven Smith. Smith dropped a blooper sin­gle in cen­ter­field to score Thacker. Smith then stole sec­ond with Kalia John­son at bat. John­son dropped a blooper of her own be­hind third to score Smith, and give the Tigers a 3-0 cush­ion.

John­son even­tu­ally scored on a passed ball and for the Tigers fifth and fi­nal run of the in­ning, Emma Wad­dell was bat­ted in by another player.

If you blinked in the bot­tom half of the first in­ning, then you might have missed it. John­son came out deal­ing and the Bull­dogs went out three up and three down, with two of the outs be­ing strike­outs.

The Bull­dogs were able to set­tle down in the sec­ond in­ning, and made some great plays to al­low just one hit in the in­ning.

John­son had an even bet­ter sec­ond in­ning, as she K’d up three Bull­dog play­ers in a row to keep the Tigers up 5-0.

Al­covy got its of­fense go­ing again in the third. Jor­dyn White and Madi­son Bea­z­ley started the in­ning off with a sin­gle for both of them. Both White and Bea­z­ley man­aged to steal third and sec­ond re­spec­tively. White would later score on passed ball at home. Rock­dale re­sponded get­ting the next three bat­ters out, and get­ting out of the in­ning safely.

Rock­dale wasn’t go­ing

Sub­mit­ted photo /The Cov­ing­ton News

The Tigers meet at the cir­cle. Al­covy im­proved its record to 7-0 in re­gion play after beat­ing Rock­dale 9-0 in five in­nings on Tues­day. to al­low John­son to leave its home field with a no-hit­ter. Two bat­ters man­aged to get a sin­gle in the in­ning be­fore John­son struck out two, and the last popped out to end the in­ning.

The Bull­dogs brought in a new pitcher in the fourth, but it didn’t make a dif­fer­ence to the

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