The Commerce Tigers earned their first region 8-A win of the season last week when they traveled to Towns County, shutting out the Indians 8-0.
The Tigers quickly jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Mattie Canup was walked, then driven in by Bridget Barnett.
The Tigers added another score in the second inning, while pitcher Bridgett Barnett kept the Towns County batters at bay.
After a scoreless third inning, Commerce put up six runs in the fourth, resulting in the game being called at 8-0.
Head coach Pam Canup praised Barnett for her pitching in the Towns County game as well as in other games.
“She’s been doing a great job and being very competitive,” said Canup. “She’s hitting her spots every time. She only had two strikeouts and three walks, but the pitches (opponents) are usually hitting ground balls and our infielders are making great plays.”
Barnett also led the team in batting going 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs, while Savannah Barnett was 2-for-3, adding 1 RBI to the cause.
The region win is a boost of confidence to the Tigers after dropping their last two; however, Canup doesn’t want the team looking too far ahead.
“Being young, we are always working on trying to improve,” she said. “We are just worried about the inning we are in. If something doesn’t go right, we need to forget it and move past it in the game, but learn from it and keep getting better and better each game.”
The varsity Tigers will face region opponent Providence Christian at home on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 4:45 p.m.
The JV Tigers will travel to Franklin County for a tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8.