DMS softball gets first win

The Demopolis Middle School softball team (1-1) picked up its first win of the season Thursday with an 11-5 thumping of visiting West Blocton. The victory game despite the Lady Tigers’ bats managing only three hits in the contest.

Demopolis surrendered three unearned runs in the first inning and another in the third before finally getting its first baserunner of the night. The spark quickly ignited a rally for the Lady Tigers as they strung together a seven-run third inning to take a 7-4 lead.

Demopolis found success again in the fifth inning when it put loaded pieced together a four-run frame highlighted by a two-run Mary-Michael Bradley single.

Following the fifth, a lightning delay relegated both teams to the dugout. When play resumed, West Blocton re-emerged with thoughts of a comeback.

The climb back into the contest started well for WB as it loaded the bases before DMS could record an out. After West Blocton pushed a run across to make it 11-5, Lara Little slammed the door shut for the Lady Tigers.

Little induced a line drive that found its way into the glove of Macey Petrey for the first out of the inning before striking out the next two batters to nullify the threat.

Little then reached on an infield single in the home half of the sixth before another lightning strike abbreviated the contest.

Little worked all six innings for Demopolis, striking out 10 and allowing only five hits and no earned runs. Little also went 1-for-3 at the plate with two runs and a pair of RBIs.

Ashleigh Ivory was 1-for-2 for Demopolis with a RBI and two runs scored. Bradley finished 1-for-2 with a run scored and a pair of RBIs.

Caitlin Thrash knocked in a run and scored. Petrey scored twice while Abbey Latham and McKenzie Walker each scored once. Kendall Hannah scored a run and drove home another with a sacrifice fly.

The Lady Tigers are scheduled to play at a tournament in Jemison Saturday before traveling to ACA Tuesday and returning home to host Sweet Water Thursday.