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By Kevin Eckleberry keckleberry@civitasmedia.com



Troup's seniors were honored before Friday's game against Northside. The seniors are Carson Aldridge, Tanius Harris, Brannon Weathers and C.J. Tatum. The players were a part of a lot of success at Troup, including back-to-back trips to the state semifinals in 2012 and 2013.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
Troup's seniors were honored before Friday's game against Northside. The seniors are Carson Aldridge, Tanius Harris, Brannon Weathers and C.J. Tatum. The players were a part of a lot of success at Troup, including back-to-back trips to the state semifinals in 2012 and 2013.Kevin Eckleberry | Daily News
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The Troup Tigers spotted the Northside Patriots a 9-4 lead on Friday before storming back for an 11-10 victory in the first game of a doubleheader.


Troup went on to capture an 11-8 win in the second game of the doubleheader.


In Game 1, the Tigers scored four runs in the fifth inning to take the lead, and they were able to hang on with Tyler Bunn and Brannon Weathers doing some nice work on the mound in relief.


The Tigers were fighting from behind from the start.


The Patriots scored two runs on three hits in the top of the first inning to grab the early lead.


The Tigers quickly got one of those runs back in the bottom of the inning, with Winston Turner leading off with a long home run that easily cleared the left-field fence.


Bo Halcomb, Jonathan Foster and Tyler Kemp followed with base hits, and the Tigers had the bases loaded.


The Tigers were unable to push another run across, though, with the Patriots getting a fielder’s choice and a double play to end the threat.


Troup did claim a 4-2 lead with three runs in the bottom of the second.


Tanius Harris singled and stole second, and he scored when Turner reached on an error.


Halcomb then came through with an RBI single to give Troup the lead.


The Patriots promptly exploded for seven runs in the top of the third to build a 9-4 lead, with Cam Hopkins providing the big blow with a grand slam.


The Patriots only scored one more run thanks to the relief effort of Bunn and Weathers.


Troup’s offense, meanwhile, continued to chip away at the deficit with a run in the bottom of the third.


C.J. Tatum had a two-run single, and after Harris was hit by a pitch, Carson Aldridge’s base hit made it a 9-5 game.


The Tigers got closer with two runs in the fourth inning.


Turner reached on a one-out single, and Halcomb followed with a bunt hit before Foster’s single brought in a run.


Two batters later, Miles Cameron reached on a fielder’s choice to drive in another run, and Northside’s lead was down to 9-7.


After Bunn set the Patriots down in order in the top of the fifth, Troup put four runs on the board in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.


Aldridge got things started with a double, and Weathers followed with an RBI single, and Northside’s lead was down to one.


After a Halcomb double and a Foster walk, Kemp was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and the game was tied.


Halcomb and Foster then both came around to score when the ball sailed past the first baseman on a botched pickoff attempt, and Troup led 11-9.


Northside managed one run in the sixth inning to get within a run.


It was still a one-run game when Weathers relieved Bunn to start the seventh inning.


Weathers worked around a two-out walk to get the save.


In Game 2, the Tigers charged out to a 7-0 lead through two innings, but the Patriots bounced back to score six runs in the third inning, and two more in the fourth to take an 8-7 lead.


Troup then scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.


The Tigers finish with 11 hits, with senior Carson Aldridge leading the way with three hits, including a two-run single to cap the four-run first inning.


Jonathan Foster drove in three runs for Troup, and Turner knocked in two runs with a single.


Jarred Helton pitched four innings for Troup, and Colby Bridwell also pitched.

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