GHS takes down Catholic, Highland Home

Published 5:09 pm Friday, April 10, 2009

After several weeks where road games dominated the schedule, the Greenville softball team had a number of home games this week.

The Tigers defeated Montgomery Catholic 5-4 on Monday with some key hits in the fifth inning.

Nicole Norton and Hollie Halford scored in the second inning, but Catholic reclaimed the lead in the third and stretched it to two runs in the fourth inning.

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In the fifth, Cortnee Meyers got a hit, followed by a walk from Norton.

Abbie Blackmon was hit by a pitch, and Nikia Powell laced a base-clearing triple down the right field line to put Greenville ahead for good.

“Our hitting was better, and we’re making better contact,” said head coach Donna Sunnycalb. “The bottom on the lineup is hitting well for us, but we want our defense to get better.”

Last weekend, the Tigers picked up a pair of wins over Class 1A No. 1 Pleasant Home by the scores of 5-3 and 4-2 in a tournament in Andalusia.

However, Greenville then dropped games to Dothan, Wetumpka and Jackson.

On Tuesday, the Tigers split two games, defeating Highland Home 15-0 and falling to Goshen 5-3.

Against HHHS, Meyers pitched a no-hitter, while Norton went 3-4 and Hallford was 2-2.

Meyers led the Tigers on offense against Goshen, going 2-4.

“Goshen is a fundamentally sound team,” Sunnycalb said. “We’re playing better, but we’ve got to do the little things. We don’t want to get satisfied.”

The Tigers will travel to Prattville for a tournament this weekend.