TRM baseball beats Atmore, falls to Cottage Hill

Published 9:00 am Monday, March 23, 2009

By By Adam Robinson
Sports Editor

The T.R. Miller Tiger baseball dropped to 4-7 overall and to 1-1 in area play in their recent games during the week.
The Tigers defeated Escambia County 15-4 Tuesday in Atmore, but fell to area rival Cottage Hill Thursday night at home.
The Tigers lost 7-3 in game one to fall to 1-1 in area play and then lost 11-1 in game two to drop the tiebreaker to the Warriors.
The Tigers will take on W.S. Neal Monday in East Brewton. JV will start the game at 4 p.m. with varsity playing at 6 p.m.
T.R. Miller 15, Escambia County 4
T.R. Miller pounded out 15 hits and scored 11 runs in the final to inning while holding Escambia County to only four hits en route to a 15-4 win over the Blue Devils Tuesday in Atmore.
With the win, the Tigers improved to 4-5 with the 11-run win.
Robert Knowles got the win on the mound for the Tigers. Knowles went two innings and allowed no runs, one hit, struck out two and walked three.
The Tigers scored two runs in the third inning and fifth inning to hold a 4-0 lead. The Tigers then scored five runs in the sixth inning to hold a 9-0 lead before the Blue Devils scored four of their own in the bottom of the sixth.
With their lead cut to 9-4, T.R. Miller scored six runs in the top of the seventh inning to claim the 15-4 win.
Wil Riggs, Sam Sharpe, and John Mathieu all pitched in the game after Knowles.
Riggs went three innings and allowed no runs, one hit, struck out four and walked one.
Sharpe allowed four runs (three earned) in one inning and allowed two hits, and struck out one.
Mathieu went the final inning and allowed no runs, no hits, no walks and struck out one.
Sharpe led the Tigers at the plate as he went 3-for-4 with five RBIs, a single and two doubles.
Garrett Robinson was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, a single and a homerun,
Wes Dickey was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, a single and a double. Grant DeFrancisco was 2-for-5 with two RBIs and a double and Mathieu was 2-for-5 with one RBI and a single.
Trent Robinson was 2-for-5 with a single and Conner Denton was 1-for-5 with a single.
Dylan Bell was 1-for-1 with a double.
T.R. Miller JV 8, ECHS 4
The T.R. Miller Tiger JV team improved their record with an 8-4 win over Escambia County.
The Tigers held a 2-0 lead heading into the bottom of the second inning when Escambia County scored four runs in the inning to hold a 4-2 lead.
Those runs would be the final runs of the night for the Blue Devils as the JV Tigers scored three in the third inning and three in the fifth inning to claim the 8-4 win.
Tyler Dehoff grabbed the win on the mound in relief of starting pitcher Shawn Odom.
Odom went the first two innings and allowed four runs (two earned) on one hits, walked four and struck out four.
Dehoff relieved Odom and went three innings allowing one run on one hits, walked one and struck out one.
Blake Blackmon was 2-for-3 at the plate, Blackmon scored three runs and stole three bases.
Curtis Glaize was 1-for-2 with one RBI, two runs scored and a walk.
Ryland Dixon scored one run and walked twice.
Tyler Nelms was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBIs. Bryant Jernigan had two RBIs and a sacrifice.
Game one: Cottage Hill 7, T.R. Miller 3
In game one against Cottage Hill, the Warriors scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to bust a 3-1 lead into a 7-1 lead and hold for a 7-3 win to drop T.R. Miller to 4-6 overall and 1-1 in area play.
The Tigers added two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to cut the lead to 7-3, but was unable to overcome the deficit as the fell.
The Tigers were held to only six hits in the game and committed four errors in the game.
Sam Sharpe took the loss on the mound for the Tigers. Sharpe went seven innings and allowed seven total runs (not all earned) on six hits, struck out three, walked two and hit four.
Garrett Robinson led the Tigers at the plate as he was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a homerun.
Conner Denton was 2-for-4 with one RBI and Trent Robinson was 1-for-3 with a double. John Mathieu added a hit in the game as he was 1-for-3.
Early in the game, it was a pitching duel as the game was tied 0-0 through three innings.
Cottage Hill scored two runs in the top of the fourth inning on one hit and two Tiger errors. In the bottom of the inning Robinson’s homerun cut the lead to 2-1.
Cottage Hill scored one run in the top of the fifth inning to take a 3-1 lead and then added four in the top of the seventh inning to hold a 7-1 lead.
The Tigers placed runners at second and third with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning and Robert Knowles reached on an error to score Mathieu to cut the lead to 7-2. Denton would plate Trent Robinson with a single to cut the lead to 7-3, but the Tigers would score no more as they lost by four.
Game two: Cottage Hill 11, T.R. Miller 1
Trailing 6-1 after six innings, the Tigers had four errors in the top of the seventh inning and Cottage Hill scored five runs to claim an 11-1 win in game two.
The Tigers committed five errors in the game and had only three hits as they lost by 10 to drop to 4-7.
Rob Knowles took the loss on the mound for the Tigers. Knowles allowed five hits in four innings and struck out three. Wil Riggs relieved Knowles in the top of the fifth inning and went the final three innings allowing four hits, and striking out four in the loss.
Mathieu was 2-for-3 to lead the Tigers and Ryland Dixon was 1-for-1.
Cottage Hill scored two runs in the first inning and four runs each in the fourth and seventh and held the Tigers to only one run in the bottom of the third inning.