McAnallys two homeruns key win over WSN
By By Adam Robinson
In a Monday night classic between the T.R. Miller Tigers and W.S. Neal Eagles in East Brewton, Caleb McAnally’s two solo homeruns for the Tigers proved to be the deciding factor as the Tigers came away with a 3-2 win over the Eagles.
With the win, T.R. Miller earned their seventh straight win and improved to 12-3 while W.S. Neal fell to 12-8 overall.
W.S. Neal held an early 2-0 lead over the Tigers after plating one run in the first inning and one in the third inning.
In the top of the fourth inning, McAnally’s first homerun cut the Eagle lead to 2-1 and Corey Rilling would single later in the inning to score Cody Swain to tie the game at 2-2.
In the top of the sixth inning, McAnally led the inning off with another solo homerun to put T.R. Miller on top 3-2 and get the win.
For the Tigers at the plate, McAnally finished 2-for-3 with two homeruns and two RBIs to lead in the win and Rilling was 3-for-3 with one RBI. Swain was 1-for-3 for the Tigers.
W.S. Neal was held to only two hits in the loss with Hunter Mullins and Christian Purvis both going 1-for-3.
Kevin Davis got the start on the mound for the Tigers and the no-decision as he went three innings and allowed one hit, two runs, two walks, hit one batter and struck out eight.
Robert Knowles earned the win in relief as he went the final four innings and allowed one hit, one walk, and struck out four and hit one batter.
Keith Bradley took the loss on the mound for the Eagles as he went seven innings and allowed six hits, three runs, two walks, and struck out eight.
W.S. Neal head coach Coy Campbell said that despite the loss, it was a good ball game.
T.R. Miller sweeps Choctaw County 13-1 and 16-9
Cody Swain went 3-for-4 with three homeruns and four RBIS in two games Friday as the T.R. Miller Tiger baseball team completed a sweep of Choctaw County in an area game in Butler.
With the sweep, the Tigers improved to 11-3 overall and 2-1 in area play as they defeated Choctaw County 13-1 in game one and 16-9 in game two.
In game one, Swain had two homeruns and three RBIs as he went 2-for-2 to lead T.R. Miller in the 12-run win.
Caleb McAnally was 1-for-2 with a homerun and two RBIs in the win as well.
The Tigers held Choctaw County to one run in the fourth inning while scoring four in the first and second innings and three in the third and two in the fourth.
Wes Dickey was 3-for-4 with a double and Conner Denton was 1-for-3. Kevin Davis was 1-for-4 and Corey Rilling was 1-for-3 with two RBIs. Robert Knowles was 2-for-4.
Knowles picked up the win on the mound for the Tigers as he pitched two innings and allowed no runs, one hit, walked one and struck out two.
Shawn Odom and Wes Dickey also pitched in the win for the Tigers.
In game two, Swain picked up his third homerun in the doubleheader and was 1-for-2 with one RBI as T.R. Miller earned a 16-9 win.
The Tigers scored five runs in the second inning, one in the third and fourth, four in the sixth and five in the seventh while Choctaw County scored one in the third, fourth, and seventh inning, four in the fifth, and two in the sixth.
Also at the plate for the Tigers, Dickey was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs, Denton was 1-for-4 with two RBIs, Davis was 1-for-5 with two RBIs, and McAnally was 1-for-3 with a double.
Dylan Bell was 1-for-3 and Joseph Strength was 1-for-1. Knowles was 1-for-3 and Wil Riggs was 2-for-4 with five RBIs, a triple and a double.
Corey Rilling earned the win on the mound going three innings and allowing one run, no hits, and struck out eight.
Ryan Hunt and Strength also pitched in the win.