Tigers rebound from loss, face Eufaula

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 19, 2005

After walking off the field Tuesday against the No. 2 team in the nation, the Tigers looked relieved that the game was over. With a one-day break from competition, Greenville turned their attention to yesterday's road trip to Eufaula.

This was the Tigers first regional game of the season and it was also on the road, two very hard issues to overcome.

But, Greenville had one positive thought going for them, despite Russell County's 30-1 thumping of the Tigers, the Warriors had swept Eufaula twice in the same fashion.

Russell County coach Tony Rasmus attributed that to the speed of Eufaula's pitching.

"The kid they had pitching threw slow enough that he had our batters ahead of him," said Rasmus.

But once the Warriors were able to get their timing down, it became a long night at the ballpark.

Coming into the game, the Greenville Tigers boast a record of 7-1. They have been able to amass wins over Brantley twice, McKenzie twice, Georgiana twice, Evergreen and Hillcrest.

But, from here on out, the schedule takes a definite turn towards the stronger opponents.

After the road trip to Eufaula, Greenville will play host to Andalusia on March 23 and then travel there on March 28.

In the month of April, the Tigers will travel to Carroll(Ozark) on April 5, and then play host to the defending 5A state champion Charles Henderson Trojans on April 7. The next day, they will travel to 2A Highland Home and pay a visit to the Flying Squadron before returning to Beeland Park and hosting Carroll(Ozark) and Eufaula on back-to-back days, April 14 and 15 respectively.

Greenville will end the 2005 season in Troy at Hogan's Hole against Charles Henderson.

From there, the teams will compete in the area tournament which will be hosted by the area champion.

The top two teams from the area will advance to compete in the sub-regional playoffs. The winners of those games will advance to the state tournament.