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Tigers overcome MCHS, rain

The Greenville softball team secured home-field advantage in the area tournament on Tuesday afternoon with an 11-7 victory over Monroe County.

Greenville led 3-0, but the fourth inning was a big one for MCHS.

Monroe County put all seven runs on the board in that inning, which took place in the middle of a downpour.

“All seven of those runs were unearned,” said Greenville head coach Donna Sunnycalb. “We walked people and hit batters to load up the bases.”

With the rain still coming down, the Tigers responded in the bottom of the inning to come back and win the game.

One of the stars of the show for Greenville was Marvia Scott, who went 5-5 with three stolen bases in the game.

“She’s been doing well for us at the plate, and she’s gotten some good slap hits and drag bunts from the left side,” Sunnycalb said.

Nicole Norton also went 2-3 and Cortnee Meyers had an RBI.

On the defensive side of the ball, Nikia Powell had a pair of highlight reel plays.

“She was very good for us in the field and definitely saved a pair of hits,” Sunnycalb said.

The win put Greenville in first place in the area, and the Tigers will again play Monroe County again in the area tournament.

That tournament will be a best-of-three series against MCHS starting on May 1.

The Tigers had originally planned to play in a tournament over spring break, but instead took the week off.

“We spent some time getting healthy,” said Sunnycalb.

Senior day is set for next Thursday against Brewbaker Tech after games earlier in the week against Pleasant Home and Excel.

“We’ve got a tough schedule next week,” Sunnycalb said.