Tigers drop two games Tuesday

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 1, 2015


Straughn fought hard in day two of Opp’s Butch Youman Memorial baseball tournament, but fell 10-8 to New Brockton and 12-2 to T.R. Miller




SHS raced out to a 7-1 lead in the second inning against New Brockton.




Lane Sirmon got the Tigers started off strong with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning.




Shane Jones singled and then scored on an error by the New Brockton shortstop.




Hank Peeples put the Tigers up 3-0 with a RBI single that drove in Riley Eiland from second.




New Brockton cut into the lead in the top of the second with an RBI single.




Straughn picked right back up were it left off in the first inning.




Jones drove in two runs with a single, and then Peeples plated two more Tiger runners off an error by the second baseman.




Sirmon drew a two-out walk that allowed Ty Ballard to score from third.




The Tigers wouldn’t get another run for the rest of the game.




In the top of the fourth, New Brockton used four hits and two Tiger errors to reduce the gap to 8-5.




New Brockton continued its offensive surge in the top of the fifth, and scored five runs to take a 10-8 lead.




Straughn put runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but were unable to get either around to score.




In game two against T.R. Miller, Straughn wasn’t able to do much against the talented Tigers of Brewton.




Straughn was able to get on the scoreboard first when Ethan Wilson drove in Sirmon from third in the top of the third inning.




TRM took a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the third off one hit, one walk and three errors from Straughn.




Wilson cut the lead to 4-2 in the top of the fifth with a RBI double that scored Brock Hammett from first.




T. R. Miller scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth, and six runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 12-2 lead.




“We made 10 errors in two games,” Straughn head coach Jim Bedsole said. “You can’t beat good teams when you do that. We had some good pitching today, but our defense didn’t play well. I think the kids are tired, and a bit out of routine right now.”