Tigers Suffer First Loss in State Tourney

May 25, 2011
Dwayne Page

After defeating Polk County 5 to 3 in the TSSAA Class AA baseball tournament Tuesday night, the DeKalb County Tigers lost to the Lexington Tigers 5 to 2 Wednesday afternoon in the Blue Cross Spring Fling at Murfreesboro.

With the loss, the Tigers drop into the losers bracket and will face Christ Academy of Knoxville (CAK) in an elimination game tonight (Wednesday) at 6:00 p.m. at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro.

In the game with Lexington, DeKalb County scored one run in the third inning and one run in the fourth. Lexington scored one run in the fourth, three runs in the fifth, and one run in the sixth inning.

The Tigers scored two runs on seven hits and made two errors. Lexington scored five runs on ten hits and made two errors.

Cody Puckett suffered his first pitching loss of the season, going six innings and giving up five runs, two earned runs on ten hits. He struck out four, walked two, and hit four batters. His pitching record is now 9-1 on the year.

Evan Curtis- double
Shane Salley- 2 singles and an RBI
Tyler Caldwell-double
Andrew Atnip- 3 singles

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