The Lady Tigers (14-7) scored three runs in the first inning and added four more in the fifth as the game was called.
“I told them they had to play hard and hustle or we’re not going to do anything,” said Childersburg head coach Ashley Blocker. “[Sylacauga] is a good hitting team. They had to play hard on defense and that’s what they did. They came out focused and were ready to go. I’m proud of them, they played great.”
Chelsea Mowery got the win on the mound for the Lady Tigers and kept Sylacauga at bay.
“Chelsea pitched Tuesday as well and did great,” Blocker said. “She’s on it. She had a little trouble with her knee but she’s come back and is doing great.”
Childersburg wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. Breanna Garrett’s triple in the top of the first allowed Haley Rainwater and Kayla Wilkerson to score, and Garrett was batted in later in the inning following a hit from Mowery.
The Lady Aggies responded with their lone run of the game in the bottom of the inning. Angela Shierling’s fly ball was dropped by Rainwater in center field, allowing Carvaan Smith to come home.
Tiffany Martin scored off a single from Rainwater in the second to make it 4-1.
Martin and Raven Garrett came in following a base hit from Wilkerson in the fourth. Garrett collided with Sylacauga catcher Alicia Gauker at home plate for her run. Moments later, Wilkerson scored off of a single from Breanna Garrett.
The Lady Tigers added four more runs in the fifth inning, as Martin, Nia Malone, Raven Garrett and Rainwater all scored on the error-prone Lady Aggies.
“From the very beginning we were making errors that cost us,” said Sylacauga head coach Olivia Harmon. “We were not the team that we came out to be Saturday. Saturday was a total different team, and hopefully we’ll bet back in tune. This is a big rivalry for us and I don’t know if nerves were a factor. We have another tournament in Dadeville tomorrow, so we’ll shake this one off and go win another one.”
Childersburg will play at St. Clair County on Tuesday.
“We always tell them to play hard, no matter who we play,” Blocker said. “That way when we’re in big games it doesn’t matter. I want to keep them focused all the time.”
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