After falling behind 1-0 at the end of the first inning against North in Winchester on Tuesday, Tullahoma rallied, plating five runs in the top of the second, before adding two more runs later, going on to capture a 7-2 victory.
The Lady Gators plated the game’s opening run, scoring off an error in the bottom of the first inning, taking a 1-0 advantage. Both of the runs scored by North on the day came as the result of mistakes by the Lady Wildcats.
Tullahoma quickly answered back as Mallorie Stone and Alazae Berry reached base on back-to-back singles to start the second inning. Olivia Spencer got on board in her at-bat off an error, allowing Stone to plate a run to even the score.
With two outs in the inning, Zaylan Spinner reached on a single to center field, as Berry raced home to put the Lady Wildcats in front 2-1. Emeri Saunders delivered a big blow, hitting an inside-the-park home run after driving a pitch to center field, giving Tullahoma a 5-1 advantage.
After holding North scoreless in the bottom of the second, the Lady Wildcats extended their lead with another run in the top of the third inning. Berry reached base on a one-out single and later came around to score on a passed ball, making it a 6-1 contest.
The Lady Gators plated a run in the bottom of the third inning, to cut its deficit to 6-2, but Tullahoma countered with a run in the top of the fourth. Saunders drew a one-out walk in the fourth and later came around to score after Addison Snipes grounded into a fielder’s choice.
Katy Bean tossed the complete game for the Lady Wildcats. In five innings, Bean allowed two runs, both of which were unearned, a hit and three walks, while striking out three batters.
Tullahoma (3-0) was scheduled to host North last Monday, but that game was postponed due to weather and moved to Wednesday. First pitch is slated for 5 p.m.
Prior to that Wednesday matchup, Tullahoma is scheduled to open up a series against White County on Monday. The Lady Wildcats will head to Sparta on Monday, before hosting the Lady Warriors on Tuesday. On both days, start time is slated for 5 p.m.