The Union City Lady Tigers struggled to get going in their first tournament of the season. The first couple games for the girls in blue did not go their way. Union City struggled to get their bats going in both games. Each competing team took advantage of the low offense, and finished on top of the Tigers. The first game was against Grandfield, the score being 11-1. In the second game, Hinton beat the Lady Tigers with a score of 15-1. For the third game of the day, Union City faced Mt.View-Gotebo. The Tigers came in knowing that they had to fight to stay in the tournament. Union City got their bats a little warmer in this game, while keeping their defense strong they came out on top, defeating Mt.View-Gotebo 6-2. On the second day of the tournament, the Lady Tigers played Duke. Duke got ahead early in the game, and Union City was unable to fight back. They lost out of the tournament with their final game ending with a score of 9-5.
The first games for the Tigers following the disappointing end of the Fort Cobb Tournament, were on March 12th, being the first day of the Dibble Festival. The girls came into the festival ready to play, dominating in both of their games on Monday. The first game was against Destiny Christian. The Lady Tigers stayed patient in their first game, even though there were many walks and other errors made by their opponent, they kept their focus and drive the entire time. They took the momentum off of this game to play in their second game, against Riverside. The Lady Tigers managed to always put at least one run on the board in the short, 4 inning game. The runs were lead by O’Neal, Kaulaity, and Chipps, who all had 2 hits each. Backing up their hits, once again, the Tigers’ defense kept their competitor down on the score board. They finished their final game of the day on top, with a score of 12-2.
The Union City Lady Tigers improved their record to 7-3. Their next game will be today, Tuesday March 13th, continuing the Dibble Festival. The Lady Tigers compete against Dibble at 3:40, with Geronimo following.