McIntosh pounces on Tigers for big region victory

McIntosh pounces on Tigers for big region victory

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Meagan McCamphill fires the ball to first base. (Staff Photos by Christopher Dunn)
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Andie Hume leads off third base as Ashley Hodges gets in position to make a play.

In a matchup of county and region foes on the rise, the McIntosh Chiefs dumped the Fayette County Tigers on the diamond 14-0 Tuesday night.
“Lately, we have challenged our girls to play a complete game. They accomplished that,” said McIntosh coach Carlie Anderson. “Our seniors DeLayne Rotolo, Samantha Coffey, Andie Hume, and Emily Blum provided great leadership for us.”
The first two frames were a pitchers’ duel as McIntosh’s DeLayne Rotolo and Fayette’s India Martin keep the offenses off the scoreboard. In the top of the first, the Chiefs would get a runner to third with one out, but Fayette catcher Rikkelle Martin threw a laser to pick her off. In the bottom half, Rasheedah Hasan drew a walk and Martin singled, but Rotolo danced out of trouble.
McIntosh broke through in the top of the third. Andie Hume and Meagan McCamphill singled and Hayley Gill walked to load the bases. Rotolo smoked a two-run single to plate the game’s first runs.
They tacked on four more runs in the fourth as the Chiefs took advantage of defensive miscues to widen the gap. Samantha Coffey got on with an infield single, then was joined on base after Jessica Maier was plunked. Hume laid down a bunt and reached on a high throw that would plate two runs. A McCamphill walk and a Gill single plus throwing error added another. Rotolo followed with a RBI single to make it 6-0.
The Chiefs blew the game open in the fifth. Maier legged out an infield single despite a great play deep in the hole at short by Hasan. Hume reached on an error, and McCamphill singled a run home. Gill walked to load the bases, then Rotolo drove in a run on a fly ball to center. CassiDee Rotolo got plunked for the third time in the game, forcing home another run. Sydney Hahn and Emily Blum each singled in a run as the lead grew to 11-0. Maier would get hit to push another in, and Hume roped a two-run single to make it 14-0.
“We are continuing to improve with each game. I hope that continues and we peak at the right time,” said Anderson.
Rotolo went the full five innings for the Chiefs, striking out five and allowing no runs, while driving in four runs at the plate.

Christopher Dunn

Managing Editor Christopher Dunn has been with the Fayette County News since 2011, in addition to running Fayette Victory magazine. He is a graduate of Fayette County schools, as well as a graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in journalism. Follow him on twitter @fayettesports.