Opp advances to 2nd round

Published 4:38 pm Saturday, April 21, 2012

Opp needed to win every inning to beat T.R. Miller on Saturday in game three of the first round in the Class 3A state playoffs.

The Bobcats did that, especially in the sixth inning, and put up a stellar defensive effort in a 11-4 victory over the Tigers at Merchants Field.

“We wanted to make sure we won every inning,” OHS coach Michael Cassady said. “That’s what our motto has been since Straughn. We wanted to take each inning, and win each inning and throw strikes.

“That’s the biggest thing,” he said. “Last night (Friday night), they didn’t earn it. We hit batters, we walked folks. We wanted them to earn it.”

Opp split with the Tigers of Brewton last Friday night, falling 5-2 in the first game, but came back to win 6-5 in the second contest to force the game three on Saturday.

The Bobcats (20-6) will visit Bayside Academy for the second round of the playoffs in Daphne on Friday.

For the complete story, see Tuesday’s edition of The Star-News.