Bobcats top Tigers

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cale Pierce strokes a pitch to left field.

Cale Pierce strokes a pitch to left field.

Opp took game one 8-2 in what was supposed to be a doubleheader against the Straughn Tigers on Friday afternoon, but rain cut the second game short with the Tigers leading 5-0.


Eli Johnson put the game out of reach in the bottom of the sixth of game one with a towering solo shot that gave the Bobcats a six-run lead.

Johnson finished the game with with two hits, one RBI and three runs scored.

Walker Messer went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored.

Britt Buckelew was the winning pitcher, and improved his record to 4-1 on the season.

“Britt has been so good for us this season,” Bobcats’ head coach Mike Cassady said.


In game two, the Tigers had taken a 5-0 lead with four runs scored in the top of the fourth.


Rain began to fall heavily, and the second game was cancelled just shy of the five innings needed for an official game.


Since it wasn’t an area contest, the game is not scheduled to be made up.


The Tigers will be back at home on the diamond on Monday when they face Excel.


Opp will travel to Slocomb on Monday for a non-area game.