RCHS picked up five wins in seven games last week, which started with a key 11-3 area win over Beulah on Tuesday and ended with a 16-1 romp over Saks in the Piedmont tournament at Choccolocco Park in Oxford Saturday.
In between, RCHS posted wins of 16-0 over Wadley, 15-13 over Central of Clay County and 7-4 over Piedmont. The team’s only two losses came on Friday in Oxford as the Lady Tigers lost to Bibb County 6-4 and Lincoln 7-4.
With a series of high-scoring games the RCHS offense had no shortage of heroes during the week, but that list starts with the red-hot bats of Emma Prestridge and Kaylee Robinson.
Prestridge rocked a .428 batting average for the week with two home runs, a triple, a double and 12 RBI in seven games.
Robinson had at least one hit in every game and finished the week 11-for-22 with four doubles, two triples and 11 RBI.
Katie Pike is second on the team with a .476 average for the season, a number that got a boost thanks to her 12-for-21 performance that included four doubles and eight RBI last week.
Leadoff hitter Talee Sims was masterful as a table setter for the RCHS offense as she hit .522 (12-for-23) with a home run and 11 runs scored. She leads the team with an even .500 batting average for the season and has scored a team-high 22 runs.
Nia Green went 3-1 in the circle for RCHS during the week. The Lady Tigers also got wins from Katie Pike, who pitched a shutout against Wadley, and Emma Cavender, who held Piedmont to three earned runs over five innings in her first appearance of the season.
Other standout performances for RCHS included:
• Christa Marable, who went 10-for-22 for the week and had a 3-RBI game in the win over Beulah.
• Keisley Cotton, who was 7-for-14 with a home run and six RBI in five games. Cotton has three homers on the season and is second on the team with 16 RBI.
• Brantlee Wortham, who hit a grand slam in the win over Saks for her first home run of the season.
• Zoe Johnson, who has a hit in six straight at-bats over the last three games and has scored five runs in that time.
RCHS is now 8-7 on the season and 2-0 in area play. They will return to the field Friday for a tournament hosted by Sand Rock at Choccolocco Park.