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Softball Tigers start week with power-hitting Indians

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee softball team overcame a 4-0 deficit after three innings by scoring 10 over the next three to win its home opener 10-8 against Stanhope Elmore on Tuesday.

"Stanhope was a good win," THS head coach Pat Love said. "We got down early but kept our composure and chipped away at it until we took the lead. Great team win and shows our team is getting better."

Kam Tate picked up the victory with six innings in the circle. Five of the eight runs given up were earned. She struck out one with no walks. Abbie Davis and Cheyanne Easterling had three hits each. Easterling drove in three. Marlee Stewart was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

The grind is about to begin. After a weekend off, the Tigers (3-3) have three games scheduled this week before a weekend tournament in Wetumpka.

"This week is going to be tough," said Love. "We've got a really good Wetumpka team coming today and we are going to have to play better against them. They're probably one of the top teams in the state. It will be a good test to see where we are."

The Indians (13-0) have already hit 22 homeruns as a team led by Mya Holt's 10 dingers. Holt is the program's career leader in that department. She has verbally committed to Troy.

"We've got Reeltown on Wednesday," Love added. "That game is moved here instead of there. PCA is Thursday - a good team also. Then we go to the Wetumpka tournament Friday and Saturday. A lot of good teams in that tournament. This week is going to test us mentally and physically."

*Varsity/JV Schedules/Results

*Photos by Kyle Thornton