Tigers fall in 10 innings
Published 11:41 am Saturday, March 30, 2019
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
CARTERSVILLE – The Cartersville Purple Hurricanes pushed a run across in the bottom of the 10th inning to capture a marathon 2-1 victory over the Troup Tigers on Friday.
In a game that lasted more than three hours, Cartersville finally ended it on an RBI single by Josh Davis.
Both teams scored single runs in the first inning, and that was it for the scoring until the 10th inning.
The Tigers got a brilliant pitching performance from Colby Williams, who did everything he could to keep his team in the game.
Williams pitched seven innings and held Cartersville to five hits while striking out nine and walking one, and the only run he allowed was unearned.
Daniel Martin also did a terrific job in relief, pitching 2 2/3 innings before leaving the game with two men on and two outs in the bottom of the 10th.
With new pitcher Colton Webb on the mound, Davis finally ended the suspense with his walk-off single.
The Tigers pushed their lone run across in the top of the first.
Caleb McCurry led off with a base hit, and he moved to second when Trace Meadows reached on an error.
With two outs, Webb came through with an RBI single to give McCurry in with Troup’s only run.
In the bottom of the first, Davis reached on an error leading off, and he scored on a Preston Welchel groundout.
Webb and McCurry each had two hits for Troup, and Williams and Cade Garner each had one hit.
For Cartersville, Logan Martin matched Williams with seven dominant innings.
Martin limited Troup to five hits, and he didn’t walk anyone and had 14 strikeouts. Gage Morris got the win in relief, working three shutout innings while giving up one hit.