DHS Tigers pick up weekend split
DHS Tigers pick up weekend split
The Demopolis Tigers baseball team split a weekend series in Stanhope to bring their overall record to 1-2 as they took on Greensboro last night on the road.
In game one of the weekend series, DHS took on Stanhope Elmore and walked away with a 14-11 victory.
The Tigers managed 19 hits in the game as Bart Pettus picked up the win for Demopolis to bring his season record to 1-1. William Meador also picked up his first save of the season for Demopolis in Saturday’s game against Stanhope.
Leading the way for Demopolis in their game one victory was G.W. Washington with a solo homerun, Chad Schroeder went 3-for-4 with a solo homerun and two runs batted in, Pettus went 4-for-5, Clarke Kerby went 4-for-4 with two RBIs, Meador went 2-for-4, and Chris Wasson went 1-for-3 with two RBIs.
According to head coach James Moody, the only reason the score was close was because the Tigers had a hard time catching the ball, giving up six to seven unearned runs.
In the second game of Saturday’s double-header, the Tigers fell 5-4 to G.W. Long. Devin Goodwin (0-1) picked up the loss for DHS.
The Tigers managed only four hits in their second game after belting 19 hits in game one. Meador went 2-for-3, Schroeder had one hit and Darrell Kent also picked up a hit for DHS.
With two outs in the top of the seventh inning, G.W. Long nailed a two-run homerun to give them the victory.
Demopolis had fought back from being down 3-1 in the sixth inning, picking up three runs in the bottom of the sixth to go on top 4-3 heading into the seventh inning.
The Tigers had three errors in their game against G.W. Long, and according to coach Moody, many of the errors were on routine plays.
“Anytime we give a team three to four outs an inning, we’re going to get beat,” Moody said.
Moody also commented that the Tigers have had a tough time throwing and pitching the ball due to soreness.
“We could easily be 3-0 right now,” Moody said. “But at the same time, we could also very easily be 0-3. I think [Saturday’s games] were a wake-up call for the team.”
As anyone who has played the game of baseball before knows, the game is very mentally demanding because of the amount of games played in a short period of time.
“Our preparation is good, but concentration is lacking during the preparation,” Moody said. “But we’re going to be okay and I know that.”
According to Moody, the Tigers are “a marked target now” due to the success of the team last year, and teams are definitely going to come right at DHS.
“We’re going to get the best from every team we play every night,” Moody said. “Effort is not the problem. We just need to start concentrating more.”
The Tigers returned to action last night against Greensboro and hits the road this weekend for four games in Mobile at Mary Montgomery High School.
Games one and two will be played on Friday and games three and four will take place on Saturday.
The first game will pit the Tigers against Murphy at 5:00 p.m. and the second game puts DHS up against Baker at 7:00 p.m.
In game three, the Tigers will face Mary Montgomery at 11:00 a.m. and then move on to play Murphy again at 1:00 p.m. to finish off the Mobile Classic.