Winston Turner came through with a brilliant outing Monday afternoon, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Troup Tigers from falling to the Columbus Blue Devils 1-0.
Turner pitched a complete game, and he allowed just two hits, but the Tigers were unable to get anything going offensively against Columbus pitcher Cason Greathouse.
“He threw a great game,” Troup coach Craig Garner said of Turner. “He only gave up two hits, and one run. And honestly that run shouldn’t have scored.”
Columbus scored the game’s only run in the bottom of the second inning.
Russell Forthofer led off the inning with a flyball that Garner felt should have been caught.
It wasn’t, and Forthofer reached on a double.
Later in the inning, Forthofer scored on a groundball that could have been a double play, but a throw to first that would have completed the double play was wide.
Offensively, Troup had its chances to break through.
Troup got a base runner to third in one inning, but he was out on a failed squeeze attempt.
“Other times we had a runner in scoring position with two outs, and we just couldn’t get the big hit,” Garner said.
Troup (6-7 overall) fell to 1-3 in Region 5-AAAA, and it will try to reverse that trend when it hosts Fayette County today.