"We had eight players bat .300 or better through the six games," head coach Meghan Johnson said. "We think we can win with that kind of hitting."
Also, pitching ace Taylor Weeks was named to the tournament's all-star team.
She said Weeks was deserving of the honor because of her play and how big a role the petite Lady Tiger has on the team. She noted she is a key hitter and a field leader.
Over the two days of the tournament, Adairsville defeated Coosa 4-2 and Armuchee 7-4, while falling to Walker 4-1, Model 7-6, Chattooga 2-0 and Gordon Central 11-0.
Johnson said the Lady Tigers, like most other teams participating, use the tournament to see how its players perform under game conditions.
"We don't officially have our rosters (for varsity and JV) teams set yet," she said. "We'll use what we learned over the weekend to help us."
She said the hitting numbers were a bit of a surprise, especially since the games were shorter than usual (a concession to storms that interrupted scheduling at the tournament) and a lot of the batters faced their pitching foes only once or twice per game, taking away their opportunity to make adjustments that tend to raise batting averages with repeated head-to-head matchups against pitchers.
The coaches also saw a lot of errors and mistakes that must be addressed as the season wears on.
"We made some mental errors but that's the point of the tournament, to identify those kinds of problem so we can fix some before we get into region play," she said.
One of the really bright spots for Adairsville was the pitching performance of Weeks.
"Taylor pitched five games and gave up six earned runs," Johnson said. "She pitched phenomenally for us."
"Cassidy Howren also did a phenomenal job behind the plate for us. She doesn't make mistakes back there."
She said Caitlin Berkenkamp led the hitting corps, with a .444 average, followed closely by Weeks, with .438.
Howren tagged the ball at a .375 clip, followed by Kaliegh Liscio, Macy Upshaw and Erica Cannon, at .333. Haley Lancaster and Mallory Collom both hit .300.
"Of course we didn't play them all together in a single game but we mixed them around and it was a learning experience for us and them," she said.
The Tigers (2-4) open their 7A-AA Region play against Armuchee (0-7) at home on Tuesday.