The A-D-M softball team picked up a pair of wins Wednesday night in a double header contest against the Jayettes of Perry.
The Tigers were solid on both sides of the plate coming through in a tight 4-0 game one win while breaking out the bats in game two with a 9-3 victory.
In game one struck for a three run lead after two innings of play. Ashley Tennant struck what would be her sixth home run of the season while an Aniston Smith sacrifice fly and a Perry error helped round out the rest of the scoring for the Tigers. A-D-M drew seven hits in the contest struck out 13 batters, just two shy of her season high.
In game two the Tigers poured in 14 hits to help bring 9 runs to the plate. A-D-M trailed 1-0 through three innings but after a slight rain delay the bats broke out as the Tigers scored in each of the last four innings. Two runs in the fourth, four runs in the fifth, one run in the sixth, and two runs in the seventh made up the scoring.
Ashley Tennant continued off of her solid game one performance with an even better one in game two. The senior star broke out two home runs to plate three of the team’s eight RBI’s for the game. Tennant was also a force behind the plate and after the game head coach Rick Dillinger spoke about the progress she’s made into the catching role.
“Each and every game Ashley’s been improving,” began Dillinger. “She’s been taking everything game by game and she’s picking up on the little things that make for a great catcher.”
In total five batters had two hit games including Morgan Meyer, Abbie Hlas, Brooke Hickey, and Olivia Tollari. Inside the circle Abbie Hlas recorded her third double digit strikeout game with ten in the contest.
The Class 4A fourth ranked Tigers are now 20-2 on the season.