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Tigers collect Two Wins


The Macon County Tigers were in action again this week. The Tigers picked up two more wins on the season.

The District 8AA game at Livingston Academy on the 17th was cancelled and made up in a double header on March 18th in Lafayette. In the first game Austin Craighead went the distance giving up 4 earned runs on 6 hits with 9 strike-outs. Kris Boone went 2 for 3 and scored one run. Justin Woodard, Craighead, Daniel Ashburn, and Brandon Noles scored the other runs. The Tigers came from behind in the bottom of the 7th to win the game by a final score of 5-4.

In the second game on the 18th, the Tigers were just a step behind Livingston. The Wildcats scored the first two runs before Macon could tie the game 2-2 after 5 innings. Johnny Brown went the distance and pitched a good game striking out 13 and only giving up 1 earned run. The Tigers commit two costly errors and the Wildcats get the victory 3-2 with only four hits. Jessie Gregory went 1 for 3 and scored a run while Craighead went 2 for 3 and scored a run.

On the 20th the Westmoreland Eagles came back to town. Justin Woodard threw 51 strikes in 78 pitches and collects the win. In 7 innings he gave up 8 hits and 1 earned run with 3 strike-outs. Clay Carnahan went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. The middle of the scorecard, Craighead, Ashburn, Jacob and Johnny Brown, Hunter Williams, and Boone, combine for all bulk of the scoring as Macon get the win by a final score of 6 to 3.

This week the Tigers are set to host Smith Co on the 25th and travel to Friendship on the 26th.