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PREP SOFTBALL: Alcovy rebounds in comeback performance
Talacia Thompson
Alcovy senior Talacia Thompson knocks a hit in the Tigers comeback victory over the North Oconee Titans. Photo by Mason Cantrell.

BOGART, Ga. - The Alcovy Tigers (9-10, 2-8) bounced back with an 11-6 come-from-behind victory over the North Oconee Titans (3-19, 0-7) after their tough senior night loss.

The Tigers needed to right the ship with the end of the season looming, and they did just that with a hard-fought victory. With two innings left in the game, the Tigers trailed the Titans on the road by a score of 6-4.

This would not deter the Tigers as they would mount a huge comeback and score seven more runs in the last two innings. The Tigers added on three runs in the top half of the sixth to take a one-run lead and then followed that inning with four more runs in the top half of the seventh.

The Tigers ability to fight back after being down early was a source of pride for head coach Miranda Lamb and she was pleased with how they finished the game. 

"I was actually really proud to see them A, Finish a game, but B, battle back," Lamb said. "That's something we've been struggling with this year, once we get behind to just accept that and I'm glad they fought back and continued to hit the ball."

Although the Tigers had a few mistakes in the field, they did a remarkable job of not letting the mistakes overtake them. Lamb said this is an area they focus on and thinks maybe sometimes her players get into their own heads before they make a mistake. 

On the flip side of their blunders, they did an excellent job of taking advantage of the oppositions own deficiencies. The four insurance runs the Tigers were able to add in the top half of the seventh came on three Titans' errors.  

The Tigers still have three more games left on their regular-season schedule and will look to close out the season strong. Next, they will return home for their final home game of the season on Thursday, Sept. 19, as they face the Rockdale County Bulldogs, a team they defeated 10-1 in their last meeting.