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Small Ball, Big Numbers

Lady Tornadoes steal 15 bases in Loudon blitz

By Tate Russell
Staff Writer
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Lady Tornado Tiffanie Moore gets out of the way of a pitch high and inside last season. Photo by Brandon Shinn

The powerful bats took a little while to wake for Alcoa, but well-placed bunts and aggressive base running led the Lady Tornadoes to a 11-0 victory over district foe Loudon on Thursday.

“We’ve got a lot of power hitters,” Alcoa coach Mike Brown said. “We’re not a true small ball team but today we had to become one because of the pitching we faced.”

No at bat exemplified the small-ball mentality the Lady Tornadoes utilized better than a second inning appearance by freshman Mia Taylor.

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