Kimbrel Allstate, Dino's administer defeats

By Rebecca Pierson
Assistant Sports Editor
Barbara Kimbrel Allstate and Dino's Restaurant both notched in victories Friday night in girls' Carter County League tee-ball action at Unaka.
In the first game, Allstate came out quick to earn seven runs in the top of the first against Stoney's Pizza & Subs, and ended up with an 18-7 win.
Good hitting kept the Allstate team at an advantage offensively, and the combined efforts of pitcher Kellee Walker and first baseman Brooke Simmons defensively kept Stoney's off the bases.
"They have been doing that all year," Allstate head coach Mark Simmons said about his pitcher and first baseman. "They played two years together. We are doing really well and are in second place."
Stoney's would earn two runs in the bottom of the first, but Allstate came back in the second with eight runs for a 15-2 lead going into the bottom of the second.
Stoney's would notch in five runs in the second, but none in the third, and just couldn't catch up in three innings.
Dino's Restaurant 11
Lawn Rangers 6
Dino's came out strong, scoring five runs in the top of the first. Hannah Tipton and Madison Campbell both hit doubles and scored runs.
The Lawn Rangers came back in the bottom of the inning to for three runs by Kaitlin Campbell, Terri Perry and Sydney Whitehead.
Madison Campbell had a single, then Tipton worked in another double for Dino's. Kayla Davenport was caught out at first, but Campbell managed to come home for a run. Sarah Tipton and Macie Herrman both hit singles and had an RBI. Herrman then earned a run when Danielle Combs hit a grounder to the pitcher, but she was caught out at first to end the inning.
The Rangers came back with three runs to bring the score to 9-6 going into the third. Lyndsey Morton hit a single. Allison Dykes was caught out at first before Savannah Gobble tagged a single, followed by Campbell's hit up the center for an RBI.
Terri Perry and Ashley Agee both hit singles for RBIs. Madison Weaver then hit the ball going up towards third, but Perry was caught out. Whitehead followed that up with a base hit, but was caught out running off of Naomi Luman's hit when the ball hit her.
Dino's would run in two more in the third, but the Rangers couldn't come back.
"We are doing good," Dino's head coach Chad Tipton said. "They are getting better every week. We are pretty young in the infield. I am proud of each one of them. My oldest one, Kayla Davenport, made the most outs for us tonight. She did really well and I m proud of her."