0

Errors determine game in Alcovy's 2-1 win over Eastside

COVINGTON -- Two immovable objects clashed until Eastside blinked giving the Lady Tigers a 2-1, eight inning win by international tiebreaker rule on Wednesday.

After remaining scoreless through seven innings, the Lady Eagles (7-4) took advantage of an Alcovy (10-2-1) error allowing Victoria Reich to score.

With Waneshia Morris standing on second base to start the home half of the eighth, an Eastside error allowed Morris to score while putting Lakeiyah Sorrells on second base. After Marie Peck moved Sorrells over, Chelsea Murphy helped her cause with a game-winning hit.

"She hit the ball good all game," Alcovy head coach Monica Marks said. "I knew good things were going to happen with nobody out and Chelsea up. I have good confidence in her."

Murphy, who was 2-for-4, was also the winning pitcher giving up two hits while striking out six batters.

Both teams had a chance to score during regulation, but good defensive play kept the score tied.

In the bottom of the fourth, the Lady Tigers had runners on first and second base with no outs, but a shallow fly ball, followed by a sacrifice bunt and a strikeout by Eastside pitcher Reese Rogers ended the threat.

"I thought we played a really good ball game. This was one of the best games I've seen Reese pitch," Eastside head coach Jason Stokes said. "She was around the plate all night long and I don't remember her having a ball three count."

The Lady Tigers had seven hits off Rogers while being struck out five times.

Also getting two hits for the Lady Tigers with Murphy were Peck and Morgan Mobley.

"We weren't getting the big hit with runners on, it was kind of scattered hits," Marks said. "It was a little frustrating because I think we were being anxious at the plate trying to do to much being a rivalry game."