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Tough day for Tigers

By Kevin Eckleberry keckleberry@civitasmedia.com

March 7, 2014

The Troup Tigers were unable to overcome some costly errors, as well as a dominant performance from East Coweta starter Austin Bellamy during Friday’s game.


The Tigers committed five errors, which led to a handful of unearned runs, and Bellamy pitched six shutout innings to lead the visiting Indians to a 10-0 victory.


The Indians scored seven runs in the second inning, and that was more than enough for Bellamy.


After a scoreless first inning, things came unglued for the Tigers in the second inning.


Errors, mixed in with a few defensive plays that probably should have been made and some timely hits by the Indians resulted in a seven-run inning.


The Indians added two more runs in the fifth inning, and they capped the scoring with a run in the seventh.


The Tigers didn’t have many opportunities when they were at the plate.


They only had four hits, two by Bo Halcomb, and they never had more than two base runners in an inning.


C.J. Tatum got the start for the Tigers, and he lasted two innings, giving up six hits and seven runs, although three of the runs were unearned.


Tatum had some tough-luck.


He had some borderline strike calls that didn’t go his way, and there were some defensive miscues behind him that kept the second inning going.


Halcomb entered the game in relief in the third inning, and he did a nice job, allowing just one hit and no runs in his two innings of work.


Payton Upchuch gave up two hits and two runs in his two innings of work, and Curtis Grant allowed one run in the seventh inning.


Troup, which fell to 3-4, will look to get back on track when it hosts Valley (Ala.) on Monday.