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Greenville Tigers gaining momentum

Although Greenville High softball started this week with a disappointing 9-16 loss to Luverne, the girls gained momentum as they approached the weekend.

Tuesday’s game against McKenzie ended with a favorable 10-2 win, and the Tigers wrapped up Thursday with an 18-0 rout of Monroe County.

Coach Donna Sunnycalb said her pitching staff kept her in the game. Cortnee Meyers pitched 4 innings against Monroe County, walked one and struck out 4.

“When your pitcher is doing that, you can’t really ask for that much more,” Sunnycalb said. “We only had one or two errors in the field. That was a big step up from Monday and Tuesday.”

The game also was an opportunity for Nikia Powell to hit her first out-of-the-park home run.

Sunnycalb said they have a tough schedule coming up. Next week, they play Pleasant Home and Andalusia on the same day, followed by Butler County Magnet the next day. The area tournament starts on Thursday.

“I just want us to play our best ball,” Sunnycalb said. “If we can do that, hopefully we’ll come together as a team and make some noise in Gulf Shores.”