Postseason begins without 13-4 Tigers

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 22, 2005

Greenville's baseball season came to a halt without playing a single inning on Thursday at Charles Henderson.

The Tigers' game with the Trojans in Troy was cancelled because of inclement weather, but the two teams will not try to make up the game because the area champion and runner-up was decided on Wednesday.

In order for Greenville to earn a spot in the playoffs, the Tigers needed a Carroll-Ozark victory over Charles Henderson and an area win over the Trojans. But Charles Henderson went on to beat Carroll on Wednesday, 11-6.

So the Tigers are now at home with a 13-4 record and no where to go.

"This is a ultra competitive area when it comes to baseball," Greenville coach Curtis Gray said.

Gray said the Tigers' record is misleading given the fact that Greenville's schedule was heavy with smaller schools like McKenzie, Brantley and J.F. Shields.

"We beat up on a lot of little guys," Gray said. "We need to play more 5A competition."

The Tigers lose seven starting seniors from its 13-4 team.