Tigers 0-fer Florida

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 25, 2006

Greenville came up with a goose egg on its Spring Break trip to Florida this week. The Tigers fell on Monday to Holmes County and then dropped a 13-3 decision to Chipley on Tuesday and a 9-5 game to Vernon on Wednesday.

Errors continue to haunt the Tigers. Greenville committed eight errors in the two losses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

&#8220Our pitching has been pretty good,” Tigers coach Bobby Hughes said. &#8220Early on our pitchers weren't throwing strikes, but now they have been. But we're still committing too many key errors.”

In Tuesday's 13-3 loss to Chipley in five innings, Greenville committed six errors. All of Chipley's runs but one were unearned.

Greenville managed five hits in the game with Lynn Lewis leading the Tigers with a double, three stolen bases and a RBI.

Josh Longmire had one hit and a stolen base. David Stephenson, Marcus Mickles and Antonio Smith had a hit each.

Chipley jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning, but Greenville cut Chipley's lead in half in the top half of the third inning.

Chipley then put the game away in the bottom half of the inning by scoring nine runs. Greenville (8-7) committed a majority of its errors - four - with two out.

&#8220Some of the errors we're making are just on routine plays,” Hughes said. &#8220We can't do that against good teams.”

Vernon scored eight runs in the first two innings on Wednesday to cruise to a 9-5 victory over Greenville.

Trailing 8-0 after two innings, Greenville scratched the scoreboard with two runs in the third inning.

Longmire led the Tigers with a double and a RBI.

Parker Winters, Stephenson, Lewis and Mickles each had a hit and a RBI for Greenville.

&#8220We are playing a lot better than when we played in Montgomery,” Hughes said. &#8220The better teams you better you get.”

Greenville returns to action at 7 p.m. Tuesday against Robert E. Lee at Paterson Field.