MCDONOUGH, Ga. — The Alcovy Lady Tigers started off the softball season in impressive fashion Monday night by dispatching Eagle’s Landing 16-1 in five innings on the road.
Sophomore Lexie McDonald was the star of the game both in the batter’s box and in the pitching circle as she powered in six RBI off of just three hits. She started things off early for the Tigers (1-0) by knocking a two-run single in the first inning, putting Alcovy up 2-0 early.
The Tigers exploded for six runs in the second game, essentially putting the game out of reach. The second inning saw an assortment of Alcovy batters taking their turns generating the offense. Freshman Rachel Worsham, senior Talacia “Laci” Thompson, senior Ezareona Sheppard and McDonald all tallied runs in the second frame.
McDonald picked up the win for Alcovy in the circle, recording a no-hitter through three innings while fanning two Eagle’s Landing batters. Mackenzie Rodgers came in from the bullpen to toss one inning of relief work.
McDonald finished 3-for-4 at the plate, while Thompson was a perfect 2 for 2.
“Laci Thompson had a great game defensively, and Lexie McDonald allowed zero runs,” said Alcovy head coach Miranda Lamb. “They looked good out there today.”
Alcovy’s win marked the first time the Lady Tigers have won back-to-back regular season openers since the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Lamb’s squad will welcome cross-county rival Eastside in Thursday night’s home opener which is slated for a 5:55 p.m. first pitch.