By TONY STINNETT, Courier Sports Editor
Although there is not a column for moral victories on the won-loss record, Cannon County’s softball team gave undefeated DeKalb County all it wanted before dropping a 1-0 heartbreaker in front of a boisterous crowd at Cannon County Thursday (March 27).
Cannon County (8-4) matched the Lady Tigers (15-0) inning for inning until DeKalb County finally broke through with the game’s only run in the sixth inning.
Kayley Caplinger and Kristen Hale locked up in the pitcher’s duel. Caplinger no-hit Cannon County, allowing just three baserunners.
Hale matched her inning for inning, scattering seven hits, striking out five and walking three. Lady Tiger Danielle Tyson had four of the Lady Tigers hits. Caplinger not only earned the victory, but she also drove in the game’s only run.
Molly Williams reached twice for Cannon County - she walked once and also reached on an error. Cheyenne Fann walked and was the only other Lionette to reach base.
“It was a tough loss, but I’m proud of the girls,” Lionettes Head Coach Dorinda Walker said. “It was one of those games that was tough for either team to lose. (Caplinger) was on her game today.”
Cannon County 13, Eagleville 3
Macy Clements had three of Cannon County’s 15 hits and the Lionettes drubbed Eagleville 13-3 Monday (March 24).
Clements was 3-for-4 with two of the team’s five doubles. She also drove in two runs and scored another.
Cheyenne Fann and Livia Walker also continued their assault at the plate. Walker was 2-for-2 with a triple, double, two RBI and two runs scored. Fann was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI.
Kallie McCrary (2-for-4), Sarah Hunt (2-for-4) and Hale (2-for-3) also had multi-hit performances for Cannon County, which had eight players collect hits, eight score runs and six collect RBI.
Macy Williams added a double and Molly Williams also had a base knock.
Hale earned the victory on the mound.