|MCHS Baseball in 3rd Place at Midseason|
|Written by Mark Darnell|
|Tuesday, April 10, 2012|
The MCHS Tiger Baseball finds themselves in 3rd place in District 9AA at the midpoint of the season. They have a 2-2 record in district play, losing two this week, and have an 8 and 7 record overall.
On Monday April 2nd, the Tigers hosted the Blue Devils from White House. Macon picked a bad time for their bats to go cold and White House wins by a score of 8-1. The next day the Tigers travel to White House for the return match. This time the defense is what was lacking as the Blue Devils plate four runs, all unearned, on four Macon errors. It is tough to win ball games that way and White House wins the contest on Tuesday by a final score of 4-1.
On Thursday April 5th Macon County hosted an Invitational Tournament. Westmoreland, Jackson County, RBS, and DeKalb County all came to play in the three day event. On the 5th MCHS hosted RBS. Tiger southpaw Johnny Brown took the mound and got the win. Ian Whittemore goes 1 for 1 and scores three runs as MCHS beats RBS 10-0. On Friday the Tigers play Jackson County. Once again Macon is able to pick-up just enough hits to defeat the scrappy Blue Devil team from Gainesboro by a final of 3-0.
On Saturday the 7th, MCHS faced Trousdale County in a rematch from the previous week. Tigers Austin Craighead, Andrew Kempf, and Tyler Kemp have the only hits in the game while MCHS hurler Jacob McClard allows 5 runs, only one earned, on just two hits. However the Yellow Jackets defeat the Tigers once again by a final score of 5-1.
This week Macon County has four more games scheduled. On Monday the 9th they host Sycamore and travel to Sycamore the next day for two more District 9AA games . On Thursday the 12th Macon hosts Clay County while they are scheduled to travel to Hartsville on Saturday the 14th.