Exceptional pitching helps Troup prevail
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Carson Garner delivered a complete-game gem to lift the Troup Tigers to a 2-1 victory over Chattahoochee in their final game of the weekend at the LakePoint complex in Emerson.
Troup lost to West Forsyth 3-0 on Friday, and it fell to Marietta 3-2 in Saturday’s first game.
Garner held Chattahoochee to four hits and one run, and he had seven strikeouts in seven innings.
Trailing 1-0, Troup scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to take the lead.
Caleb McCurry led off with a base hit, and Brett Haynes reached on a one-out walk before Reed Morris loaded the bases with a single.
That brought Devon Murphy to the plate, and he doubled to right field to plate two runs and give the Tigers a 2-1 lead.
Morris had two of Troup’s six hits, and Grayson Garner, Caleb McCurry, Tre Mosley and Murphy each had one hit.
In Saturday’s first game, Marietta scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a 3-2 win over Troup.
Devon Murphy was Troup’s starting pitcher, and he was sharp, throwing four scoreless innings.
Cole Garner pitched the final 2 2/3 innings for Troup.
Cade Garner had a hit and an RBI for Troup, Brett Haynes had a double, and Ethan Morton and Grayson Garner each had hits.
In Friday’s game, Troup was unable to get anything offensively in a 3-0 loss to West Forsyth.
A pair of West Forsyth pitchers, in fact, held Troup without a hit.
Daniel Martin started on the mound for Troup, and he limited West Forsyth to four hits and one earned run.
Cole Garner threw one inning and gave up one run, and Grayson Garner threw a scoreless sixth inning and didn’t give up a run.