Davis capitalized on its scoring chances and Lady Wolves senior pitcher Macie Buckaloo worked around several scoring threats by Tishomingo in Tuesday’s 10-0 home win at Davis Sports Complex.
“We swung it really well (Tuesday),” Davis coach Jeff Parnell said. “We were able to stay back a lot more in the batter’s box. Having those clutch hits helped us. We’re getting into the playoffs and want to get into a good groove at plate.”
Tishomingo (7-12) appeared prime to score first.
Kristen Lovett and Taylor Wilkinson reached on consecutive singles to lead off the top of the first, but the Lady Indians couldn’t manufacture the timely hit.
Lovett was out at second base advancing on a play.
Buckaloo induced a groundout for the second out and a flyout off the bat of Cheyanne Arkansas to finish off the inning.
Buckaloo notched the complete-game victory. She struck out two and yielded five hits. She needed only 56 pitches to get through the four-inning game.
Davis hit the ball well from the first pitch it saw out of the hands of Arkansas, who is Tishomingo’s starting pitcher.
Jolie Romine hit a double to lead off the home half of the first and came around to score a short time later on Joden Snyder’s RBI triple, for a 1-0 Davis lead.
Later in the inning, Sydney Martin made it 2-0 with an RBI ground-out and Alexis Ball added an RBI double for a 3-0 Davis advantage.
Ball carried a big bat for Davis, finishing a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBIs.
“She has come a long way at the plate,” Parnell said. “With her, she needed to get more reps. She puts in a lot of time in the cages.”
Romine, Buckaloo, Martin and Courtney Miller each tallied two hits in a winning effort for the Lady Wolves (20-3).
Arkansas, Lovett, Wilkinson, Kierra Mann and Alisa Northcutt each tallied one hit for Tishomingo.