Greenville Tigers end baseball season on a high note

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 21, 2007

Brad Horn's Greenville High Tigers ended the 2007 season Thursday with an impressive 21-1 win over the Hillcrest-Evergreen Jaguars.

The Tigers finish the season with 15-14 record.

&#8220I thought the guys learned the game of baseball and how to play the game of baseball,” Horn said of this season. &#8220We need to work on making plays in crucial moments, but a lot of that will come with experience.”

Offensively for the Tigers, senior Lynn Lewis was 4-for-4 with three doubles, four runs scored and five RBIs. Lewis finished the season with a .392 batting average and led the team in runs, hits, RBIs, doubles, homeruns and tied with teammate Josh Longmire with 21 steals. Last season, Lewis stole 66 bases, which tied him for second all-time in Alabama High School single-season stolen base.

Parker Winters was 3-for-4 with four runs scored and junior Casey Weston was 2-for-2 with four RBIs.

Weston finished the season with a team-high .411 batting average and eight homeruns. Weston also only struck out nine times in 73 at bats.

Senior Zac Smith was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored while five other players each scattered a hit.

&#8220Zac is going to be a guy that is going to be hard to replace,” Horn said.

On the mound, Winters earned the win while Jerrod Thomas picked up the loss for the Jaguars.

&#8220Parker gave us a lot of good innings this year,” Horn said.

The Tigers return 11 players next season, and that has Horn exited about the future.

&#8220I think we'll have a very good team (next season) but, of course, replacing our seniors will be hard to do,” Horn said.