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Troup baseball team opens season

By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY

Daily News

PEACHTREE CITY – The Troup Tigers opened their season with a doubleheader split with the Northgate Vikings on Tuesday.

The games were played at the Home Plate Baseball complex in Peachtree City.

After winning the opener 8-2, Troup lost a weather-shortened second game 5-2 after giving up four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

With the weather situation worsening, the game was called after five innings, giving Northgate the win.

“That put a damper on the parade because we were playing really well, but all in all, with it not being a region game, we were glad to get to play,” said Troup head coach Tanner Glisson. “For 11 innings we led and looked really good.”

In the first game, the Tigers got a strong effort on the mound from Devon Murphy, and Brett Haynes led the way on offense with a home run.

Murphy started and pitched four shutout innings, and he held Northgate to three hits.

Ethan Morton and Daniel Martin went the rest of the way on the mound.

Haynes hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead, and they added two more runs in the bottom of the third to go up 4-0.

After Northgate scored a single run in the fifth inning, Troup busted it open with four runs in the top of the sixth.

Haynes hit a home run and also walked, and Tre Mosley had two hits with a double and an RBI.

Murphy had a hit, a walk, and two RBIs, Ethan Morton had a hit, and Reed Morris scored two runs.

In game two, Troup had the lead most of the way, but Northgate rallied to win it in the last inning.

Mosley had an RBI double for the Tigers, Morris had a hit and an RBI, and Morton and Murphy each had hits.

Haynes was Troup’s starting pitcher, and he was dominant until running into trouble in the fifth inning.