Tiger baseball team drops nail-biter to Upperman

May 6, 2008

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team lost a bid to move on to the District 7-AA Tournament Championship game, Tuesday night, as the Upperman Bees rallied for a 5-4 win over the local team. The Tigers drop into the loser-s bracket, where they will face Smith County, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. for the right to play for the championship.

Upperman took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, and carried it into the top of the fifth inning, where the Tigers tied it up with two runs of their own. DeKalb scored two more runs in the top of the sixth inning and took a 4-2 lead, but the Bees rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth, however, and held on for the one-run victory.

Zack Rowland took the loss on the mound for the Tigers, as he went six innings, allowed five earned runs on six hits, struck out six, walked three and hit a batter. DeKalb County had seven hits, led by Corey Atnip with two singles and three RBI. Trey Finley added a pair of singles, Destry Wiggins had a triple, Colt Stewart tallied a double, while Cody Atnip had one single. The Tigers left 13 runners stranded on base.

DeKalb County dropped to 23-6 on the season, with the District Tournament loss.

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