Hot hitter

RCHS's Kaylee Robinson is one of several Lady Tigers who put up big numbers at the plate last week.

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.

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