SHS Tigers rip Rebels

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 3, 2004

The Straughn Tigers welcomed the Zion Chapel Rebels to town Tuesday by sweeping them in a baseball doubleheader.

Straughn won the first game by a final score of 10-6.

Brent Hinds was the winning pitcher allowing no runs and just one hit in three innings. He struck out four.

Hinds also helped his cause at the dish with a 1-for-2 showing that included a three-run home run.

Justin Bracewell was 2-for-2 in the game and scored three runs. Daniel Beckworth was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and one RBI.

Dustin Worley, Jared Armstrong and Aaron Tucker scored one run each. Eric Dauphin and Adam Johnson both had one RBI.

Straughn won the second game by a final score of 12-6.

Jamie Straughn was the winning pitcher allowing three runs on one hit and two walks. He struck out six.

Straughn went on top 2-0 in the second inning when Rhett Dewrell and Jamie Straughn scored. Justin Bracewell had an RBI single in the inning.

The Tigers added four more runs in the third inning as Josh Leonard (as a pinch runner for Cas Sasser), Daniel Beckworth, Blake Cotter (as a pinch runner for Rhett Dewrell) and Jared Armstrong each scored.

Armstrong had a two-RBI single in the inning. Bracewell was hit by a pitch to score a run. Hinds was also hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to send another runner in.

The score remained 6-0 until the top of the fifth when Zion Chapel plated one run.

Straughn answered with one run in the bottom of the inning when Jamie Straughn scored after he reached on a two-base error by the left fielder. He moved to third on Bracewell's sacrifice fly and scored on Dustin Worley's RBI-single.

Zion Chapel got two runs via the long ball in the top of the sixth to make the score 7-3.

Straughn answered with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning for a 12-3 lead.

Leonard, Beckworth, Armstrong, Straughn and Worley all scored in the sixth. Jeff Bass had one RBI. Bracewell knocked in another of the runs. Worley plated two on an RBI-double off the left field fence. Hines knocked in the final Tiger run of the game on a single.

The Rebels managed to score three runs in the top of the seventh, but Straughn more than held on for a 12-6 victory.

The Tigers play again Thursday at Red Level. The first pitched is slated for 3:30 p.m.