Macon Baseball Drops Three
Macon County loses three more games this week and squeezes out one win.
Inconsistent hitting and defensive errors plagued the Tigers in two district games versus York and a game against White House and Barren Co., KY.
Due to the weather Monday’s game was cancelled so York was set to play in a double header on Tuesday in Lafayette. In a Herculean performance Johnny Brown threw 10 innings, striking out a heroic 22 batters and walking 2. He did not get the decision. Tied 1-1 Jacob Brown hit a double to score Hunter Williams in the bottom of the 12th to win by a score of 2-1. Daniel Ashburn went 1 for 5 with the other RBI while Austin Craighead went 2 for 2.
In the second game, defense was difference. The Tiger pitching duo of Craighead and Justin Woodard combined for 7 innings and allowed only 1 earned run between them on 7 hits. Ashburn went 2 for 4 and Jacob Brown went 2 for 3. Williams had 2 RBIs while Ashburn and Johnny Brown had 1 RBI each. However in the field the defense commits 5 errors in the game and the Tigers lose by a score of 9-8. This game wouldn’t have been that close if Macon could eliminate the fielding mistakes.
On Saturday the 12th, the Tigers travelled to White House to play two games. In the first game they played Barren County, KY. Jacob Brown went 4 for 4 with 2 RBIs and Clay Carnahan went 2 for 2 with 1 RBI. Woodard and Ashburn each went 2 for 4. Hunter Williams was the pitcher of record and got the loss while Carnahan and Jessie Gregory both added relief pitching.
The Tigers faced old district foe White House in the second game. Brandon Noles got the start but came up a little short and got the loss while Freshman Austin Herbert added relief late in the game. Kristopher Boone went 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs while Noles went 1 for 1 and Herb went 1 for 2.
Macon County is now 4-11 overall and 2-6 in District 8AA. This week they are scheduled to host DeKalb on the 14th, travel to Smithville on the 15th, and play in tournament against Westmoreland on the 17th, Jo Byrns on the 18th, and East Nashville and Gordonsville on the 19th.