The Macon County High School baseball team had its first home game of the season on Monday March 16th.Spring was peeking out from under all the snow and rain as the Tigers also had their first district game against Livingston Academy.
On Monday the 16th the Wildcats came to Macon County. LA jumped out to an early lead at 3-0 before the Tigers could plate 2 runs in the bottom of the second inning. The Tigers would tie the game 3-3 on a two out rally in the 3rd. Livingston would retake the lead 4-3 in the 5th before the Tigers came from behind in the bottom of the 6th with 2 more runs. Final score Macon 5 Livingston 4 in a great game with the birds chirping, the grass green, and lots of short sleeves.
Daniel Ashburn went 1 for 2 with 1 RBI and Freshman Aaron Colter went 1 for 2 in three at-bats with 2 RBIs. Ashburn, Kristopher Boone, Clay Carnahan, Kole Cliburn, and Colter all scored runs. Larken Whittemore got the start for the Tigers but Hunter Williams came on in relief and is credited with the win.
The Tigers completed district 8AA play by traveling to Livingston on Tuesday the 17th for the rematch. This time the boys from Hog-eye would come from behind and win another close competitive game by a final score of 6-4.
Ashburn went 2 for 4 and scored 1 run with 2 RBIs. Cliburn also went 2 for 4 with an RBI as well. Carnahan and Austin Herbert scored the other two runs.
This week the Tigers face 8AA opponent Smith County in Carthage on the 23rd and at home on the 24th. They will host Westmoreland on Friday the 27th.