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Tiger girls fend off late surge to beat Bobcats

The Red Bay Tigers held off a late surge by the Phil Campbell Bobcats to beat their county rival 11-9 last week.

The Tigers had two big innings that sealed the win – a four-run third and a six-run fifth. The Tigers led the Bobcats 10-6 after five innings. Phil Campbell scored three runs in the last two innings, but the Tigers held them off for the win.

Phil Campbell outhit Red Bay 12 hits to 10 hits but couldn’t overcome eight errors.

The top of the order did the bulk of the work at the plate for the Tigers. Annaliese Rogers went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Emmie Scott went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Lila Blackburn went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.

Chloe Knoblock went the distance for Red Bay in the circle, allowing 12 hits and seven earned runs and striking out two.

Caymen Quinn was hot at the plate for Phil Campbell, going 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs scored. Caitlynn Mills went 2-for-3 with an RBI and run scored.

Red Bay 13, Vina 3

The Red Bay Tigers scored seven runs in the first inning and coasted to an easy 13-3 win over the Vina Red Devils. Red Bay led 11-0 before Vina got on the board.

Red Bay outhit the Red Devils nine hits to one. The Tigers were swinging the bat well in the game with five extra base hits. Blackburn had a two-run homerun, and Scott tripled. Sarah Eaton, Madison Wicker and Rogers all doubled.

Eaton pitched four innings and struck out eight batters; she allowed one hit and one earned run.

Red Bay 8, Hamilton 3

The Red Bay Tigers defeated Hamilton 8-3 last week, despite a big push by the Aggies in the third inning.

Blackburn got the win for Red Bay, going three innings and allowing two hits and three runs while recording two strikeouts.

Red Bay accumulated eight hits. Rogers and Knoblock had two hits each. Blackburn scored two runs.