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Tigerettes cruise to bi-district title

The Slaton Tigerettes exploded for eight rubs in the opening frame en route to a 23-1 victory over Tulia in the bi-district round.

The Tigerettes banged out 25 hits, closing out the game with a nine-run fifth inning.

Lizzie Thomas and KK McCord each drove in five runs, with Kamryn Gibbs plating four, including a first-inning bases loaded triple.

Malory Cofield pitched four innings, allowing just one run on 4 hits while fanning three. Alexis Rubio pitched a hitless, scoreless fifth inning in relief.

Every Slaton player on the roster had an opportunity to play in the blow-out win.

“It was good to be able to get everyone in the game, including the JV players we moved up,” said head coach Brandon Langston. “We knew going in we would be fine if we showed up and played the way we were capable of playing.”

Langston said one of the most encouraging signs was the offense.

“I was proud of our girls to come out and get 25 hits. We hit the ball well, but we have struggled at the plate the last few games, so it was nice to get the bats going,” Langston said.

See more in the May 3rd edition of The Slatonite, available on newsstands or online now.

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