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Lady Tigers up and down at CACC classic

Published 11:15am Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Central Alabama Community College Softball Classic was a mixed bag for the Dadeville Lady Tigers.
After a strong open to the 18-team weekend tournament, the close was not what DHS softball coach Brownie Caldwell was expecting.
“On Friday, we had a great night,” she said. “As for Saturday, we just didn’t show up. We might as well have stayed at home.”
The Lady Tigers opened the CACC Softball Classic with a shutout victory over Beulah High School to the tune of 4-0.
Senior fireballer Jodie Caldwell helped to render the Lady Bobcats’ offenses largely ineffective.
However, the Lady Tigers followed that up with an 8-5 loss to Wetumpka.
“We were up one going into the last inning,” Caldwell said. “We played well, but we made a couple of mistakes, and they capitalized on them. They hit the ball very well.”
The Lady Tigers’ outing on Saturday was one to forget, as DHS’ girls went winless on the day.
With a game versus Reeltown looming, Caldwell said the team continues to tinker the lineup.
“It’s still early in the season,” she said. “We’re still trying to figure where people fit in regards to their positions and our batting order. We have only one senior, so this team is a lot younger.”

Dadeville vs. Opelika (JV softball)
This past Tuesday, Dadeville’s junior varsity team took on Opelika.
The game itself was a defensive struggle until the squads began trading runs midway through the contest.
“They held their own,” Caldwell said. “They finally started breaking through in the bottom of the fourth. This is a very young group. We’ve got a lot of seventh and eighth-graders in the starting lineup, and they’re playing against ninth and 10th-graders. But they held their own.”
Dadeville softball returns to action on Tuesday, with the varsity squad hosting the Rebels at 4:30 p.m. with the junior varsity game to follow.