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Lady Tigers still perfect in region

COVINGTON - Alcovy remains perfect in Region 4-AAAA with a record of 7-0 after making Forest Park its latest victim following their 12-0, four-inning win Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers gave pitcher Chelsea Murphy a comfortable lead scoring eight runs in the first inning.

They added two more in the second and one each in the third and fourth innings while holding the Lady Panthers scoreless.

Murphy stopped Forest Park by striking out eight batters in four innings in the shutout win.

The Lady Tigers were able to score their 12 runs on four hits. Of course, they were walked or hit by the pitcher eight times.

Leading Alcovy offensively was Kelsey Sweat who had two hits. Also hitting were Ashden Middlebrooks and Samantha Cronan.

Scoring for the Lady Tigers were Kimberly League (three runs), Cronan (two), Sweat (two), Maycee Smith, Lakeiyah Sorrells, Jordan Hilty, Brandie Weathersby and Murphy.

Of the 12 runs scored, three were as a result of an error.

Alcovy's next region game is Sept. 24 at Class AAAA No. 7 ranked Ola.

Lady Eagles get runner-up at Cherokee Invitational

WOODSTOCK - Eastside's softball team continues to improve as it gets closer to the region tournament, finishing second in the 14-team tournament held Friday and Saturday at the 20th Annual Cherokee Invitational.

The Lady Eagles started the first day of the tournament beating by Class AA No. 3 ranked Blessed Trinity (1-0) and Sprayberry (7-1).

They had shutout wins in the second-round of pool play, blanking Lakeside (11-0) and West Hall (3-0).

After beating Class A No. 1 ranked Eagle's Landing Christian Academy 1-0, the Lady Eagles fell to Class A No. 2 ranked Gordon Lee 5-1 in the championship game.

Victoria Reich paced the Lady Eagles with five RBIs and at the plate with a batting average of .462 and was 6 of 13. Amanda Hawkins hit .429 and was 6 of 14.

Hawkins had two doubles followed by Reich, Kenya Shakoor and Amanda Henderson with one each.

Eastside's only triple of the tournament came from Emily Almand, while Taylor Causey and Savannah Upshaw were second on the team in RBIs with three.

Henderson and Causey teamed up in the circle to give the Lady Eagles a runner-up title.

Henderson led the way, going 3-0 with an ERA of 0.00. She had 36 strikeouts, three less than all of her opponents combined, while walking two batters and allowing six hits.

Going 2-1 with one shutout win and an ERA of 1.00, Causey fanned seven batters while giving up two walks and 15 hits.

VOLLEYBALL

Eastside sweeps tri-match

COVINGTON - Eastside's volleyball team took Morgan County to the limit ,splitting the first two matches 25-20, 22-25 before winning the third game 25-23. The Lady Eagles collected sweep with a 25-15, 25-15 win over Newton on Tuesday.

After winning the first match 25-20, the Lady Eagles started off slowly before they started to pick it up. Morgan County jumped out to a 17-13 lead when Naomi Wills served five straight points to put Eastside up 19-18.

But Morgan County served six straight points to tie the match.

In the third game, Sydney Mumpower was gave the Lady Eagles a little room as they grabbed a 20-13 advantage.

Morgan County wasn't finished as it edged back 23-19, then 24-23 to close the gap. However, the Lady Eagles got the side-out point to win the game and match.

"What a match between Eastside and Morgan County," Lady Eagles coach Angie Lewis said. "Both teams played hard and well in this region match-up. We played excellent volleyball the first game - taking command from the beginning and never losing the lead. The combination of Katie Johnston and Tiffany Lo worked extremely well for us (Tuesday night) with Naomi Wills adding some key assists."

Antonia Mullins, Lo and Johnston each had two aces against Morgan County, while Johnston led the team with 15 kills.

Lo had a team-high 14 assists with Mullins and Wills getting six digs followed by Kelsey Gerks and Johnston with five each.

Against Newton, Johnston paced the team with four aces and six kills. She also had two assists.

Also helping give Eastside the win were Wills (three aces, three assists), Lo (three aces, five assists), Mullins (three kills, two assists), Tiffani Hodges (two aces), Haley Ugwuibe (four kills) and Chelsea Cooper (two tips).

As a team, the Lady Eagles had 20 aces, 32 kills, 30 digs, 34 assists, nine tips and one block.

"Newton was easily taken in two games after losing 1-2 to Morgan County," Lewis said.