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Tigers Claim Victory in Doubleheader


The Macon County High School Tigers claimed two wins against the Red Boiling Springs Bulldogs in a doubleheader played on April 23rd.

With the weather the way it has been this spring, baseball teams are getting games in when they can.

In the early game, Tiger pitcher Hunter Williams went up against Bulldogs Logan Hewitt and Bailey Chapman. Williams threw a complete game and got the win, giving up 7 hits, 3 earned runs, and 9 strike-outs. Hewitt pitched 4 innings and gave up just 5 hits, 3 earned runs, and 3 strike-outs while Chapman pitched one inning and gave up 5 hits and 3 earned runs. Macon plated eight runs in the first two innings and the Bulldogs just had too much of a deficit to make up.

Tiger Larken Whittemore went 3 for 3, scoring 1 runs and driving in 3 more while Kole Cliburn went 2 for 3, scoring twice and driving in 3 runs as well. Bulldog Chance Asberry went 2 for 3 and Bailey Anderson went 1 for 3 and is credited with the only Bulldog RBI.

In the late game Macon claimed a 14-4 victory in seven innings. The Bulldogs led 2-1 after the 1st inning and 4-2 after the 3rd. However runs three runs in the 6th and six runs in the 7th inning proved to be the difference. Brandon Noles got credit for the complete game and the win for the Tigers.

In other action during the week, the Bulldogs lost to the TN Heat on April 21st by a score of 3-10. Chance Asberry got the loss going 3 innings and giving up 3 earned runs. Nick Deckard pitched 2 innings and Logan Hewitt threw one inning. Cole Dziekiewicz went 2 for 4 and drove in one run. No information was available at press time for the scheduled games against Cumberland on Apr 24th and Clarkrange on Apr 25th.

The Tigers were also in other action last week. They traveled to Cannon County on the 20th and lost a squeeker 8-9.  Justin Woodard went 5 1/3 innings and gave up 3 hits and 2 earned runs. Clay Carnahan threw 3 1/3 innings and Brandon Noles pitched one inning. Seven errors left Cannon in the game and they scored the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. Whittemore and Daniel Ashburn each collected two RBIs for the Tigers.

Tiger Jake Reeves went the distance in the return game on the 21st in Lafayette. He scattered 5 hits and gave up no earned runs taking the loss on 3 errors while striking out 7 batters. Cliburn and Woodard collected the only Tigers hits of the day.

This week the Bulldogs are scheduled to play at Clinton KY on the 27th and on the 28th host Clarkrange. Macon County is slated to face 8AA opponent Central Magnet in Murfreesboro on the 27th and at home on the 28th.