Tigers sweep doubleheader against HeadlandBy Staff Reports Published 1:39pm Sunday, March 3, 2013
After picking up two wins to start the season, Chilton County’s baseball team dropped their next four and were looking to pick up a couple of much needed wins on Friday night in a double header against the Headland Rams.
Solid pitching and hot bats in both games lead the Tigers to 8-0 and 9-3 victories over the Rams.
The Tigers (4-5) got on the board in the first game with a two-run bottom of the second inning and would add two more runs in the bottom of the second.
While the Tigers were getting it done at the plate, Blake Teel was getting it done on the mound, retiring batter after batter for the Tiger defense.
The Rams’ closest threat of ending the Tigers’ shutout came in the top of the fourth with a man on third base and two outs, but Teel would retire the Rams’ side of the fourth with one of his eight strikeouts on the night.
A four-run sixth inning gave the Tigers an 8-0 lead, as Evan Moatts would take to the mound for the Tigers and close out the win.
Teel pitched five scoreless innings, including eight strikeouts for the Tigers.
Cameron Cummings went 3-for-4 at the plate with three singles, two stolen bases and three earned runs, while Craig Headley went 3-for-4 with a double, two singles and two runs batted in.
The Rams (1-5) put the Tigers in an early hole to start Game 2, but a walk of JD Minor with the bases loaded forced Cummings across the plate, tying the game at 1-all.
Both teams scored one run each in the third and forth innings, and with the game tied at 3-all in the bottom of the fifth, the Tigers would go to work with the bats. Garrett Deavers got the Tigers going in the fifth inning with a single down the third base line, and a couple of singles and wild pitches would lead to the Tigers scoring five runs during the fifth inning.
The Tigers added one more run in the bottom of the sixth, bringing the score to the final, 9-3.
JP Ratliff pitched four innings for the Tigers with five strikeouts, two walks and three earned runs.
Tyler Crowson went 3-for-4 with three singles, two RBI and two runs. Joe Mosely was 2-for-4 with two singles and two runs for Chilton County.