Tigers rip Panthers for fourth straight #039;W#039;

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 3, 2005

The Greenville Tigers waited until late in the first game to get their bats cranked up against the Georgiana Panthers Friday night in the first game of the doubleheader.

The second game was a different story.

The Tigers posted one run in the first inning but then rallied back to tack on five in the second.

The Tigers added an addition run in the third to jump out to an 8-0 lead.

The Panthers' Stewart Crittendon supplied the lone Georgiana run in the top of the third inning, scoring from third on a double by Joel Maye.

But, the minute rally was not enough to overcome the deficit.

The Tigers tacked on additional runs through the third and fourth innings before finally ending the game with the mercy rule and posting a 12-1 victory.

Brandon Burnette blasted a double to the outfield scoring Heartcil from third and Daniel Hartley from second to push the game to the run limit and give the Tigers the victory.

Greenville has jumped out to a 4-0 record so far this season.

The Tigers have been an offensive machine through the first games of the season, posting 52 runs and only allowing three.

Coach Curtis Gray points to the leadership of his seniors overall.

He also points to Brad Heartsill at the plate and then Bandon Anthony on the base paths.

Greenville was in action Tuesday afternoon against Highland Home High School in which they were able to post an 18-0 victory. Greenville has improved to 5-0 on the season and will be back in action Thursday against McKenzie. First pitch is set for 4 p.m.