TRM baseball swept Friday at home against Bayside

Published 11:24 am Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The saying do or die, win or go home will never mean as much to anyone as it will to the T.R. Miller Tiger baseball team this Thursday and Friday against Clarke County after the Tigers lost to Bayside Academy last Friday at home in an area contest.
Already having won Thursday at Bayside Academy, the Tigers came back to Brewton Friday against the Admirals needing to win one of two games to clinch a spot in the class 3A state playoffs.
Bayside came to Brewton and won game one 8-7 and game two 15-5 over the Tigers to take the series and put T.R. Miller having to defeat Clarke County twice in three games this Thursday and Friday.
The Tigers will play at Clarke County Thursday at 5 p.m. and have a doubleheader with the Bulldogs Friday at home at 4 and 6 p.m. in their regular season finale.
With the losses to Bayside, T.R. Miller is now 4-2 in area play and 12-6 overall.
The way area officials have it figured, CCHS has only one area loss and has the sweep over Excel, Bayside, split with Washington County.
T.R. Miller has two area loss (Excel and Bayside) but owns the tiebreaker over Excel and Washington County, but not Bayside.
If CCHS wins one of the first two games over T.R. Miller, that will give the Tigers at least three area losses, tying them with Bayside. Then CCHS, the worst they could do would be two area losses, giving them the area championship and Bayside the runner-up. T.R. Miller will either be area champs with a win over Clarke County or not make the playoffs at all with a loss.

Game one: BA 8, TRM 7
In game one Friday at home against Bayside, the Tigers rallied late against the Admirals before losing by one run, 8-7.
The Tigers trailed 3-1 after the first inning and 6-1 after the second before cutting the lead to 6-4 in the third.
In the fourth, Bayside took an 8-4 lead before T.R. Miller cut the lead to 8-6 in the fifth and 8-7 in the sixth.
In the top of the seventh, T.R. Miller held Bayside to no runs after the Admirals loaded the bases but could not score in the seventh while leaving one base to take the loss.
Conner Denton took the loss on the mound for the Tigers pitching two innings allowing six hits, six runs, four earned, walked two, struck out four and hit one.
Joseph Strength pitched five innings allowing six hits, two runs, one earned, walked none and struck out three.
Denton swung the hot bat for the Tigers going 3-for-3 with three doubles. Jacob Fillmore was 1-for-3 and Kevin Davis was 1-for-4 with three RBIs.
Ryan Hunt was 1-for-4 with a double off the leftfield fence.
Both teams made two errors each while Bayside left five on base and T.R. Miller left six.

Game two: BA 15, TRM 5
Bayside led 10-0 without getting an out over the Tigers in the first inning of game two to cruise to a 15-5 win.
After leading 10-0 in the first inning, Bayside led 10-1 after two innings and 12-1 after three innings.
Both teams scored one run each in the fourth inning as Bayside grabbed a 13-2 lead.
In the fifth, Bayside scored two runs while T.R. Miller scored three to get the 10-run win in a five-inning mercy rule win.
Shawn Odom took the loss on the mound for the Tigers failing to get out of the first inning allowing two hits, seven runs, three earned, walked three and hit one.
Fillmore went four innings allowing seven hits, six runs, two earned, walked two, hit two and struck out five.
Hunt went the final inning allowing two hits, two runs, none earned, walked one and hit two.
At the plate for the Tigers, Denton was 1-for-3 and Kameron Winn was 1-for-1 with one RBI.
Rickey Curry was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and Hunt was 1-for-3 with a double.
Trent Robinson was 1-for-2 and Wil Riggs was 1-for-2 with a double.

About Adam Robinson

My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

email author More by Adam