TRM splits with Excel Friday, rallies to down Thomasville Saturday
After improving to 6-0 after a 9-0 win over the Excel Panthers Friday night at home in game one, the T.R. Miller Tigers baseball team dropped their first game of the season in the second game as they lost 4-3.
The split with the Panthers saw T.R. Miller’s record go to 6-1 overall this season.
On Saturday in Excel, T.R. Miller faced off against Thomasville and rallied to defeat the Tigers in the bottom of the seventh inning 10-9 to improve to 7-1 overall.
Friday game one: TRM 9, Excel 0
Kyle Davis struck out 14 of the 23 batters he faced over six innings to help T.R. Miller shut out Excel 9-0 and remain undefeated.
In six innings, Davis scatted three hits, walked one and struck out 14 to get the win. Ryann Gray went the final inning and allowed no hits, no runs, walked one and struck out one.
The two teams were scoreless after the first two innings until T.R. Miller broke the game open in the third inning with seven runs to take a 7-0 lead. While holding Excel scoreless, T.R. Miller added one run each in the fourth and fifth innings to get the win by two runs.
At the plate, Drew Williamson had two singles and one RBI while Davis and Hunter Brittain had a single and one RBI each.
Trip Floyd added a single along with Zac Griffin who had two RBIs. Chris Jones added two singles and one RBI while Caden Lodge had a double.
Friday game two: Excel 4, TRM 3
In game two, Excel handed T.R. Miller their first loss of the season as they edged out the Tigers 4-3.
T.R. Miller led Excel 1-0 after the first inning and through three innings before falling behind 2-1 in the top of the fourth inning.
T.R. Miller rallied with one run each in the fifth and sixth innings to grab a 3-2 lead. From there, T.R. Miller surrendered two runs to Excel in the top of the seventh to fall behind 4-3.
In the bottom of the inning, after two quick outs to start the inning, T.R. Miller loaded the bases, but failed to score any more runs.
Gray took the loss on the mound in relief of starter Brittain. Gray went the final two innings and allowed four hits, two runs, walked two and struck out one. Brittain went the first three innings and allowed two hits, no runs, walked one and struck out six.
Caden Lodge pitched the fourth and fifth innings and allowed three hits, two runs, walked two and struck out one.
At the plate, Jones Manning had a single and one RBI while Williamson had two singles. Floyd had two singles, Griffin had a single and one RBI. Lodge added a single.
Saturday: TRM 10, Thomasville 9
After their first loss Friday, T.R. Miller traveled to Excel Saturday to face Thomasville and came away with a 10-9 win.
Thomasville led T.R. Miller 4-0 after one innings of play and 6-0 after the top of the second before T.R. Miller rallied with one run in the second and three in the third to cut the lead to 6-4.
After Thomasville grabbed an 8-4 lead in the fourth inning, T.R. Miller added one in the bottom to cut the lead to 8-5.
Neither team scored in the fifth inning and T.R. Miller scored three in the sixth inning to tie the game at 8-all.
After Thomasville took a 9-8 lead in the top of the seventh inning, T.R. Miller plated two in the bottom of the innings to get the one-run win.
At the plate, Manning had two singles and one RBI while Williamson had a single. Brittain had a homerun and one RBI while Floyd had a single and two RBIs.
Griffin had two singles, a double and two RBIs while Chris Jones had two singles.
Jo Jo Booker added a double and a single while Lodge had a single and one RBI.
Floyd, Brittain and Williamson pitched in the win with Williamson being the pitcher of record.