Lady Dragons down Grace and Oak Ridge
Sarah Burton staked Clinton to a 1-0 lead in the first with a solo home run. The Lady Rams tied the game in the top of the second but Burton doubled in a run in the bottom of the inning to give the Lady Dragons a 2-1 lead.
She also singled in a run in the third to give Clinton a 4-1 lead.
Grace scored two in the top of the fourth to make it a 4-3 game. The Lady Rams scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 6-4 lead.
That score held until the bottom of the seventh when the Lady Dragons scored three runs. The game-winning run came on a sac fly from the bat of Lynlee Adkins.
Bree McKamey got the win. She pitched seven innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts.
Burton finished the game 3-4 with a home run, double, and five RBI.
Marissa Eccles, McKaylah Cantrell, and Taylor Sherwood each had a hit.
Last Tuesday, the Lady Dragons fell at Halls by a score of 9-2.
The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth when the Lady Red Devils scored two runs.
The Lady Dragons scored in the top of the fifth to make it a 2-1 game, but Halls had a huge fifth inning, scoring five runs to take a 7-1 lead. Halls added two runs in the sixth to extend the lead to 9-1.
“We lacked intensity,” said Annabelle Jackson, assistant coach of the Lady Dragons.
“We gave up a few runs that we shouldn’t have, but we’re still young. Those are all learning points for us.”
McKamey took the loss. She pitched 5.1 innings and allowed just two earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
Cheryl Breeden went 2-4 with an RBI, and Tomi Taylor went 1-4 with an RBI. Sherwood went 2-3. Eccles and Heaven Britt-Kimbriel each had a hit.
Last Wednesday, the Lady Dragons traveled to Oak Ridge and beat the Lady Wildcats 12-2.
Clinton put up four runs in the first when Burton reached on an error. Eccles then singled and Taylor doubled to score Burton. Adkins then singled to score Eccles, and Taylor then scored on a throwing error. McKamey later grounded out to score courtesy runner Maggie Irwin.
The Lady Dragons added three runs in the second when Burton reached on a one-out double. Eccles singled to send Burton to third and then stole second. Taylor then singled to score both runners. She stole second and then scored on an Adkins single.
Clinton extended its lead to 10-0 with three more runs in the third. Britt-Kimbriel led off with a base hit, Allyson Bender singled, and both runners advanced on a throwing error. Sherwood dropped a sacrifice bunt to score Britt-Kimbriel. Burton then singled and Eccles drew a walk. A wild pitch scored Bender, then Taylor drove in Burton with a base hit.
The Lady Wildcats scored a run in third to make it a 10-1 game.
In the top of the fourth, McKamey led off with a base hit. She went to second on a wild pitch. Britt-Kimbriel sacrificed her over to third. McKamey then scored on a groundout by Bender.
The Lady Wildcats added a run in the bottom of the fourth. But the Lady Dragons answered with a run in the top of the fifth when Taylor drew a walk and later scored on an error.
“We wanted to focus on keeping that lead and being dominant; to keep that intensity the whole game, no matter if it’s five innings or two innings,” said Jackson.
McKamey got the win as she pitched five innings and allowed two earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks.
Taylor finished the game 3-3 with four RBI, while Eccles was 2-2 with two walks. Burton was 2-4 and Adkins was 2-4 with two RBI. McKamey and Bender were each 1-3 with an RBI.
Last Friday, the Lady Dragons fell to Science Hill by a score of 12-6 in a tournament in Kings-port.
McKamey took the loss. She pitched 3.1 innings and allowed three earned runs on eight hits with one strikeout and two walks.
Adkins was 2-3 with a double and two RBI, and Eccles was 2-3 with an RBI. Burton, Breeden, and Sherwood each had a hit.
The Lady Dragons beat North Greene 10-0 in four innings.
Clinton scored four runs in the first inning and added five in the second. The team scored the 10th run in the fourth.
McKamey got the win. She pitched four innings and allowed only one hit with five strikeouts.
Adkins went 2-2 with a triple and two RBI, while McKamey and Sherwood each went 2-3 with an RBI. Taylor, Breeden, and Cantrell each added a hit and an RBI.
Clinton beat Lebanon 9-1 in five innings.
Leading 2-0, the Lady Dragons scored three runs in the third and three more in the fourth. They added a run in the fifth to close out the scoring.
Sherwood picked up the win as she pitched 3.2 innings and allowed no runs on two hits while striking out five and walking two. She was also 2-3 at the plate.
Britt-Kimbriel was 3-3 with a double and two RBI. Adkins was 3-3 with an RBI, and Breeden was 2-3 with a double and RBI. McKamey was 2-3 with an RBI while Taylor was 3-4. Burton went 2-4 with a double.
Clinton fell to Unicoi County 14-10.
Leading 4-1, the Lady Devils had a nine-run third inning to open a 13-1 lead. The Lady Dragons answered with six runs to make it 13-7, but could not catch up. McKamey took the loss.
Eccles went 2-4 with a triple and two RBI, while Sherwood was 1-2 with a double and two RBI. Breeden was 2-4 with two RBI.
Adkins and Bender each had a hit and an RBI.
On Tuesday, April 12, the Lady Dragons host Halls at 6 p.m. in a huge district game.