Jordan Scott used just 44 pitches and allowed one hit to help lead the Dickson Lady Comets to a 10-0 victory over the Ardmore Lady Tigers on Monday. The game ended by the run rule in the fifth inning.


Jordan Scott used just 44 pitches and allowed one hit to help lead the Dickson Lady Comets to a 10-0 victory over the Ardmore Lady Tigers on Monday. The game ended by the run rule in the fifth inning.


The big stick at the plate for the Lady Comets was catcher Dara Gray, who was 2-for-3 with five runs batted in and one run scored. Scott aided her own cause by going 1-for-3 with two RBI.


“We got a lot of production out of the top of our batting order tonight,” Dickson coach David Gardner said. “Our numbers one and two did a great job of getting on, and our three, four and five hitters got them around. When that’s happening you have a great chance at winning the game.”


Dickson (4-6) struck for two in the bottom of the first when Scott lined a 1-1 pitch from Ardmore starter Lindsey James all the way to the wall in center field to score Sarah Arkeketa and Brittany McLaury.


In the second the Lady Comets all but put the game away for good by scoring six. A bases-loaded single to left by Courtney Dodson scored Kailey King and Arkeketa to give the Lady Comets a 5-0 lead and put runners at second and third. Gray then hammered a 2-1 offering by James over the wall in left for a three-run homer to put Dickson up 8-0.


“Jordan (Scott) threw a great game for us,” Gardner said. “She did an excellent job of getting ahead in the count and of hitting her spots. She also kept her pitches down in the strike zone. Great pitching like that plus going 6-for-6 at the plate by the top two in the batting order is a good way to be successful in a softball game.”


Page Gentry came on in relief for the Lady Tigers and pitched a scoreless third. But the Lady Comets struck for two more in the fourth. Arkeketa walked, and McLaury reached on a bunt-single. Gray hit a bloop single to center that allowed both runners to come all the way around to score to give Dickson the 10-0 lead.


“I was hoping we could use the momentum we gained at Perry over the weekend to carry over for the game today, but it didn’t happen,” Ardmore coach Derek Saxon said. “We didn’t play very well at all today. It was disappointing. I thought Lindsey had good velocity on her pitches, but a team like Dickson can hit that kind of pitch well. So I decided to bring in Page for a change of pace. She throws a bit slower, and I thought that kept them off-balanced a bit. We had the one scoreless inning, and then they got two in the next inning that ended the game.”


Scott improved to 3-4 with the win inside the circle for Dickson. James fell to 2-3 with the loss for Ardmore.


McLaury was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate for the Lady Comets with one RBI and three runs scored. Arkeketa scored three runs, and Dodson was one for three with one RBI and one run scored. Shelby Hofman got the only hit for Ardmore (4-5).


According to Saxon it doesn’t get any easier for his Lady Tigers as they travel to Plainview for a 4:30 p.m. game today. The Lady Comets will host the Marietta Lady Indians on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.