Miller sweeps Flomaton to secure area title
Published 10:37 pm Friday, April 7, 2017
The T.R. Miller Tigers completed a sweep of area opponent Flomaton on Friday, defeating the Hurricanes in game one, 14-0, and game two, 15-5. The Tigers defeated Flomaton on Thursday, 13-1.
TRM 14, Flomaton 0
The Tigers scored three runs in the first inning, five runs in the second inning, and six runs in the third inning. Russell Smith had four hits to lead the Tigers on offense. Jo Jo Booker connected for a solo home run in the third inning, his sixth homerun of the season.
Joshua Winton secured the win on the mound. Andrew Etheridge closed out the game in the fifth inning.
TRM 15, Flomaton 5
Miller opened up its final game against Flomaton with four runs in the first inning. Hunter Brittain connected for a double with the bases loaded to score two runs. Russell Smith connected for a sacrifice fly to make the score 3-0. A pass ball made the score 4-0.
After adding a run in the second inning, Miller scored six runs in the third and three runs in the fourth inning to make the score 14-0. Flomaton added a run on an RBI single to right field by Zachary Brown. The Tigers put an end to the game in the bottom of the fifth inning when a ball hit sky high by Baylon Parker to the pitcher was misplayed to score the winning run.
O’Neil White was 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Miller. Ty McFerrin was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Jo Jo Booker was 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs. Parker was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Russell Smith had a double and 2 RBIs.
Drew Williamson was the winning pitcher for Miller. Williamson allowed four runs, on four hits and one walk. He had six strikeouts. Stokes Jennings pitched in relief of Williamson. Jennings pitched two innings, allowed one run and one hit. He had four strikeouts.
William O’Bannon was the losing pitcher for Flomaton. O’Bannon allowed 11 runs, on 11 hits and three walks. He had three strikeouts.
Miller improves to 25-1 for the season. The Tigers will play at Northview on Mon., April 10, with JV playing at 4 p.m., followed by the varsity.