Tigers lose pitching duel to end tournament

Published 2:32 pm Thursday, March 29, 2018

Chilton County wrapped up the 2018 Gulf Coast Classic II Baseball Tournament with a 2-2 record following a 3-0 defeat against host Gulf Shores High School.

Pitching ruled the night for both teams, as Seth Harris went the distance for the Tigers (13-10), but suffered the loss despite not giving up an earned run or walking a batter.

The Tigers committed three errors in the game, all of which aided the three runs for Gulf Shores.

Gulf Shores scored one run in the first inning and added two more in the bottom half of the fifth inning.

Harris allowed seven hits and struck out three, while doing a good job of getting ahead of the count by throwing a strike on the first pitch to 20 of the 27 batters he faced.

The shutout was not a complete indictment on the CCHS offense, which had plenty of opportunities to get on the board but struggled to cash in. The Tigers left 11 runners stranded on base.

CCHS showed patience at the plate and drew six walks as a result, including two by Cade Minor.

Griffin Green continued his hot hitting with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate, all singles.

Throughout the tournament Green helped set the tone for the rest of the CCHS lineup. He finished with eight hits and three RBIs during the four-game stretch.

Other than Green, Minor and Cameron Baker each had a hit.