COVINGTON — Five Rockdale errors resulted in seven Alcovy runs as the Lady Tigers run-ruled the Lady Bulldogs 10-2 in six innings of play on Thursday.
Rockdale capitalized on an Alcovy error in the first inning but the Lady Tigers settled down keeping Rockdale off the scoreboard for the rest of the game.
Alcovy pitcher Kayla Johnson held the Lady Bulldogs to four hits while striking out 12 batters while giving up three walks.
The Lady Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning when a Danielle Turner RBI plated India Davis before Sydney Driver crossed the plate on a wild pitch.
Their lead did not last long as a Rockdale error allowed two runners to cross the plate before Morgan Beshears, who went 3-for-3, batted Raven Smith home to make it 3-2. Alcovy took a 4-2 lead in the third inning with a Beshears RBI double.
The Lady Tigers had several more opportunities to add to their tally but Rockdale’s defense held fast keeping then from scoring. With bases loaded and one out in the fourth, Davis was able to throw the runner out at the plate for the second out before getting a force-out at second to end the inning.
Alcovy had another chance in the fifth as they had runners in scoring position with no outs. Turner got the first out catching a fly ball in centerfield before throwing the runner out at the plate while trying to score. An easy grounder to Rockdale pitcher Miasia Mayer allowed her to toss the ball to first to end the threat.
However, errors came back to haunt the Lady Bulldogs in the sixth inning. After getting a strikeout for the first out, a single by Aubrey Thacker and a Chelsie Nolley walk put runners on the bases allowing an error to make it 5-2. Following a wild pitch to make it 6-2, a Smith double plated Nesha Morris to give Alcovy a five-run lead.
A Johnson double made it 8-2 before a throwing error plated two more runs ending the game. Johnson ended the game with two hits. As a team, they Lady Tigers finished the game with seven hits.