MCHS Baseball Ends Season
The Macon County Tigers ended the season on a mini-run at the District 8AA tournament. They went 2-1 in the Murfreesboro pool in the district tournament.
The Tigers first played Smith County in a win and advance format. Justin Woodard was the starting pitcher and got a no decision, going six innings allowing two unearned runs on four hits with five strike-outs. Austin Craighaead came on in relief and gets credited with the win. Daniel Ashburn went 2 for 4 and Criaghead went 3 for 4, lacking a HR to hit for the cycle. Macon scored 5 runs on 11 hits and committed 3 errors. Smith County had 2 runs on 5 hits and 1 error.
Macon next faced Livingston. Johnny Brown took the mound and was credited with the win. With the prospect of another game Woodard came on in relief to pitch three innings. Ashburn went 2 for 5 with 2 RBIs and Craighead went 1 for 4 with 3 RBIs. Jessie Gregory, Jacob Brown, Kristopher Boone, Clay Carnahan, Hunter Williams, and Brandon Noles all had hits as well. Final score Macon 10 Livingston 5.
Central Magnet was the next opponent. Clay Carnahan was the pitcher of record. After plating 15 runs on 25 hits in the previous two games, the Tiger bats went cold. Carnahan went 2 for 2 with one RBI and Williams went 1 for 2 with an RBI. Magnet wins the game 12-2 and the Tigers are eliminated.
Macon County finishes 4th in the District 8AA Tournament after finishing 8th in the regular season. Seniors Austin Craighaead and Johnny Brown were named All-District while Daniel Ashburn, Kristopher Boone, and Justin Woodard were named Honorable Mention. The Tigers finished the season with an overall record of 7-23.