Wilson and Baltzell power Troup to game one win in state quarterfinals

Published 4:48 pm Monday, May 6, 2024

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Troup is just one win away from puncher its ticket to the state semifinals for the first time since 2013. The Tigers’ offense started hot and never gave the Bears a chance to breath, leading the team to a 7-4 win.



TROUP – 7 



The Tigers took no time getting on the board, scoring three runs in the first inning and led wire-to-wire. The Bears kept it close, but the Troup offense always had an answer. 

That answer in the early goings was freshman Courtney Wilson, who hit a monster three-run triple in the top of the first. 

The Bears chipped into the lead with a run in the second inning and another in the third inning to make it 3-2 Troup. That is where the game stayed until the Tigers added two more runs to their lead in the top of the fifth. Carson Walker drove in the first run of the inning with a single before Wilson continued his torrid start to the game by driving in another run with a single to make it 5-2. 

Wilson was 3-for-4 with four RBIs to lead the Troup offense.

The Bears got a run back in the bottom of the fifth to trim the Troup lead to 5-3. 

Fisher Baltzell uncorked a two-run blast in the top of the seventh to lift the large traveling contingent of Troup fans off their seats and extend the lead to four runs.

The Bears scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and had the bases loaded when Demetrius Hardnett got the final out to put Troup up 1-0 in the series. 

Davis Moncus got the start on the mound and was superb in his six innings of work, striking out six batters on nine hits and just one earned run.

Walker and Ethan Goff each had two hits while Baltzell and Garrison Edwards had one hit apiece. 

Game two started at 4:30 and Troup trailed 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning at the time of publishing. A potential game three would be played at Holy Innocents’ on Tuesday afternoon. If the Tigers win game two the team will await to see where they travel to for the state semifinals.