2009-04-09 / Sports

Tigers on top of Region 4-A with GMC after breaking Twiggs in doubleheader

HUNTER JACKSON MAKES CONTACT DURING A RECENT TIGER BASEBALL GAME The Tigers will host Wilkinson County this Friday beginning at 5 p.m. HUNTER JACKSON MAKES CONTACT DURING A RECENT TIGER BASEBALL GAME The Tigers will host Wilkinson County this Friday beginning at 5 p.m. The Washington-Wilkes Tiger baseball team didn't play but two games during the past week but the outcome was sweet and left the Tigers tied with GMC for first place in Region 4-A with a record of 5-1 (8-4 overall) and just under half of the region schedule yet to be played.

Last Tuesday, the Tigers swept a doubleheader with Twiggs County in right good style with both games shortened by the mercy rule.

In Game One, it took the Tigers only four innings to embarrass Twiggs 16-1. Hunter Jackson started the game on the mound but had to be relieved after just two innnings due to elbow soreness. D.J. Barnett came on in relief and picked up the win.

Jerrick Darracott made it his third game in a row to connect on a long ball and seven other Tigers collected hits in the game. Hitters were Darracott (2-2, hr, 3RBI), Zach Murray (2-3, 2RBI), Trey McAvoy (1-1, 2RBI), Spencer Swinson (1-2, 2RBI), Lee Thomson (1-2), Barnett (1-2), Drew Wilson (1-3, 3RBI), and Preston Hardin (1-3).

Game Two was even worse for Twiggs County as the Tigers rolled to a 21-2 victory in just three innings. Wilson got the start and the win pitching two innings before allowing Murray to come on in relief to pitch a scoreless third frame.

Darracott made it four games in a row with a home run and again led the offense. Wilson also homered for W-W. Hitters for the game included Ty McGill (1-2, rbi), Barnett (3-4, 2b, 4rbi), Wilson (1-1, hr, 3rbi), Darracott (2-4, hr, 4rbi ), Murray (2-2, 2rbi), Hardin (1-3), and McAChet's voy (1-3, rbi).

The tigers were rained out Friday against Wilkinson County and during this spring break week traveled to Thomson on April 7 but results were not available for this issue.

On Friday, April 10, W-W will host Wilkinson beginning at 5 p.m.

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