Tigers lose one, win one against WetumpkaBy Staff Reports Published 8:09pm Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brandon Sumrall | Special to the Advertiser
After splitting two series last week, the Tigers split another series on Tuesday night, this time against the Wetumpka Indians, 2-1 and 9-2.
In Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Tigers got on the board first in the bottom half of the first inning when a Cade Hatch single set up an RBI single for Corbin Bice to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead.
The Indians scored two runs in the top half of the third inning, and with the bases loaded and only one out, looked to score more before the Tigers coaching staff decided to make a pitching change.
J.D. Minor took the mound for the Tigers in relief of starter Tyler Maddox and proceeded to strike out the next two Indian batters to retire the side.
With the Indians leading 2-1 in the seventh inning, a one-out single by Blake Teel gave the Tigers a chance to tie the game in the bottom half of the inning, but an infield ground out and strikeout would bring the game to its end with host CCHS on the losing end.
The Indians got on the board first in Game 2 by scoring two runs in the top half of the first inning.
After a scoreless second inning by both teams, the Tigers reeled off seven runs in the bottom half of the third.
With Griffin Price and J.D. Minor aboard, a Trenton Bishop sacrifice fly to right-center field scored Price.
Three batters later, Bice drove in Minor, Grant Deavers and Jacob Hatch on a three-run double.
Teel scored two, and Garren Minor picked up one for the Tigers in the inning as Chilton would took a 7-2 lead at the end of the third.
With the Chilton pitchers shutting out the Indians, the Tigers scored two more in the bottom half of the sixth inning.
Bishop and Hunter Bennett came across home plate for the Tigers in the bottom of the sixth to help seal the Tigers’ third victory of the season.
Bice led the Tigers at the plate, batting 2-for-7 in the series with a single, double and four RBI.
It was pitching by committee for the Tigers, who gave up a combined three runs and 13 hits in 14 innings pitched while striking out 11.