THS baseball looks the part in Round 1

Published 5:12 pm Monday, April 22, 2019

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Thorsby baseball handled its business with a pair of shutout victories against Horseshoe Bend in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs.

The Rebels won Game 1 10-0 in five innings behind a stellar performance by Tanner Jones on the mound and at the plate.

Jones sent a pitch over the left field fence for a two-run home run that helped give Thorsby an early 5-0 lead after the first inning.

He then went on to takeover the game on the mound and throw a no-hitter, which included seven strikeouts and no walks.

Tyler Jackson went 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Chandler Stephens was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a pair of RBIs.

Game 2 continued the script, as the Rebels cruised to a 6-0 win behind a four-run third inning that was highlighted by another two-run bomb by Tanner Jones.

Horseshoe Bend once again struggled to hit the ball, but this time against Trent Jones who got the start in Game 2 for Thorsby.

Trent Jones pitched five innings of one-hit ball before the game was called due to weather. He struck out six Horseshoe Bend batters.

Jacob Lockhart had a successful series from the leadoff spot. He went 3-for-5 and accounted for four runs during the two games.

Lockhart was an extra base machine with a triple and a pair of doubles against Horseshoe Bend pitchers.

The Rebels were aggressive on the base paths and finished with nine stolen bases in the series, including four by Jackson in Game 1 alone.

Thorsby will play on the road in the second round against either Cottage Hill Christian of Mobile or Washington County. The series would start April 26 at 5 p.m.