Six-run inning isn’t enough for Tigers

Published 9:53 pm Friday, March 11, 2022

Troup County lost its opening region game of the season to Columbus 14-6 on Friday.

The game was closer than the final score would suggest, but it was still a tough loss for the Tigers.

There was not too much action until Columbus broke the deadlock with a one-run third inning before they added another run in the fourth.

As the third inning transitioned to the fourth, a fog set in and mist overtook the field as players began to slip and slide.

The Tigers loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the fourth inning but could not put a run on the board. Columbus’ catcher made a great play at home plate to tag a runner out and then Columbus sprung a double play on the next at-bat.

Columbus blew the game open with a seven-run sixth inning. The game was nearly mercy ruled, but the Tigers were able to escape the top of the sixth down 9-0.

Troup was able to start generating some offense in the bottom of the sixth and put six runs on the board to cut the lead down to three.

Unfortunately for Troup, Columbus added five runs in the top of the seventh to kill the Tigers’ momentum.

The Tigers could not rally in the bottom of the seventh as they went three up and three down.

Daniel Martin got the start from the mound and had a solid night’s work, only five hits allowed in five innings of work to go with three earned runs against. He helped his cause at the plate as well going for one hit on three at-bats with a run scored.

Catcher Ty Medders had one of the best offensive performances for the Tigers at the plate. Medders showed great patience at the plate to generate three walks in his first three at-bats before driving a run in on his final at-bat of the night.

Mason Atkinson also showed up at the plate as he went two for four with two RBIs and a run scored.

Troup County drops to 6-4 overall and 0-1 in the region. The Tigers will try to wash the bad taste of this game out of their mouth on Monday as they have a rematch with Columbus.