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Tigers have perfect week

The Macon County Tiger baseball team had a really busy week. However Coach Jason Hudson can feel good about spring break as his team won all five games they played this past week.

The Tigers opened the week with a two game series against Jackson County. The first game was on Monday Mar 18 in Lafayette. Braxton Lloyd took the mound and threw three innings and gave up only one hit and striking out six batters. Gage Jones threw two innings on relief and had no runs and recorded four strike-outs.

Braylon Flowers, Hayes Polston, Kaden Woodard, Jake Meador and Landon Connor each collected multiple hits. Connor and Meador each had three RBIs and Jordon Rogers, Woodard, Hayden Dean, and Flowers also had an RBI. On a chilly spring day Macon wins in four innings by a score of 13-0.

The next day the Blue Devils hosted the Tigers in Gainesboro at Alex Cassetty Memorial Field. Coach Hudson was able to play a great deal of his players in the five inning game. The Tigers had 17 hits on their way to a 22-1 victory.

Hayden Dean started the game and got the win. He pitched two innings and gave up five hits and one earned run. Chase Keene threw two innings and allowed only one hit and Roman Brawner threw one inning and gave up only two hits.

Gage Jones and Corbin Stephens each had multiple hits. Lloyd, Rogers, Brawner, Woodard, Eli Carver, John Carter Wilson, Meador, Matthew Wheeley, Chase Keene, Flowers, Ty Bilbrey, and Polston all had one hit. Lloyd, Rogers, Brawner, Tyler Gregory, Woodard, Carver, Wilson, Stephens, Meador, Wheeley, Flowers, Bilbrey, Jones, Polston, Connor and Emerson McClard all scored runs.

On Thursday Mar 21st Macon traveled to Clay County. The Tigers broke the game open with a four run second inning and went on to win 9-1 in the complete game. Braylon Flowers went the distance throwing all seven innings and allowed five hits and one earned run while striking-out 14 of the 26 batters faced.

Jake Meador, Flowers, and Gage Jones all had multiple hits while Meador collected four RBIs. Chase Keene and Hayes Polston had one hit each. Jordon Rogers, Tyler Gregory, Bradley Crawford, Meador, Matthew Wheeley, Keene, and Polston scored the runs.

On Friday Mar 22nd the Tigers hosted Springfield. Once again the bats exploded in a five run fourth inning that broke open the game. Macon wins 8-1 in the seven inning game.

Jake Meador and Braylon Flowers continued their offensive attack with three hits each and multiple runs scored. Jordon Rogers, Kaden Woodard, Jacob Hunt, Hayes Polston, and Landon Connor each had hits. Rogers, Tyler Gregory, and Chase Keene scored.

Hunt got the complete game win. He threw seven innings allowed one run and scattered only two hits in the 26 batters he faced.

The Tigers finished the week with a Saturday game that fans haven’t seen in a number of years against Allen County, KY. Macon plated runs in the second, third, and fourth innings on their way to a 6-1 win.

Hunter Patterson became the fifth different pitcher to record a win in the week. He threw seven innings and gave up only two hits. He had 11 strike-outs in the 23 batters he faced.

Hayes Polston had two hits while Jordon Rogers, Kaden Woodard, Patterson, Jake Meador, Matthew Wheeley, Braylon Flowers, Gage Jones, and Landon Connor each had one hit. Wheeley had two RBIs while Rogers, Woodard, and Polston each recorded one.

This week while on spring break the Tigers will play in the Chattanooga Central Invitational. On March 27th they will face Hixon and Chattanooga Arts & Sciences. On Friday Mar 29th they will face Signal Mountain and Sat Mar 30th they will play Yorkville Christian (IL).