TRM baseball beats WCHS 1-0 Monday in nine innings

Published 10:09 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It may have taken a few extra days and a few extra innings to get it done, but the No. 7-ranked T.R. Miller Tiger baseball edged out Washington County 1-0 in nine innings Monday in Chatom to stay undefeated in area play.
After taking a 1-0 win over the Bulldogs Thursday at home—the lone run of the game was scored in the first inning for T.R. Miller—the Tigers were originally scheduled to play a doubleheader at Washington County Friday.
After one half inning, rain in the area suspended the game until Monday with the scored tied 0-0 in the bottom of the first.
In the resumed game Monday, the two teams battled through seven innings and a two-hour rain delay with no runs scored with the Tigers finally winning 1-0 in the top of the ninth to improve to 13-4 overall and to 4-0 in area play. No third game was played between the two teams.
Combined, the two teams played 16 innings with a combined two runs being scored—all by T.R. Miller. Dating back to Thursday’s game in Brewton, the two teams played 14 total scoreless innings.
After eight scoreless innings Monday, T.R. Miller led off the ninth inning with Kyle Davis striking out but reaching first base on a passed ball. Brett Smith would run for Davis and would advance to second on a sacrifice bunt by Ryan Hunt. Caleb Dickey would later hit a ground ball to second base to move Smith to third and after a walk to Collin Graves, Smith would score the eventual winning run on a Washington County error.
At the plate for the Tigers, Conner Denton and Davis were both 1-for-4.
Denton earned the win on the mound going eight innings and allowing no runs, three hits, one walk and struck out 10.
Kevin Davis earned the save going one inning and striking out three.
T.R. Miller left eight runners on base that were in scoring position.
T.R. Miller was scheduled to take on rival W.S. Neal Tuesday at home and will resume area play Thursday at home against Bayside Academy. Game time is set for 5 p.m. The two teams will meet again Friday in Daphne at 5 and 7 p.m.

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