Zack Rowland drove in four runs and Bray Page rung up 12 strikeouts as the DeKalb County Tiger baseball team fought off 30-plus mile per hour winds to beat the Cannon County Lions, 7-2, Tuesday in Smithville. The win was the second for the Tigers in as many days over their Woodbury rival.
The winds wreaked havoc on both squads, as they combined to commit 11errors - five for the Tigers and six for the Lions. Still, DeKalb County was able to get the job done at the plate as Rowland's two-run double in the first inning helped give the Tigers a 4-0 lead after the opening inning. DC tacked on another run in the bottom of the second and two more in the fourth inning. The Lions plated their two runs in the top of the fifth.
Page, who improved to 2-0 on the mound, gave up both Cannon County runs - one earned - on six hits, and walked two. Page has registered 23 total strikeouts in 12 innings pitched, so far, this season.
Page backed his pitching performance with two doubles and a single at the plate, while Rowland had two doubles to go with his four RBI. Cody Atnip ripped a pair of singles, Joseph Bowen had a single and an RBI, while Destry Wiggins added a single.
The Tigers improve to 5-0 overall on the season and to 2-0 in district play, while the Lions slip to 2-3 overall and to 0-2 in the district. DeKalb County will host Watertown in a non-district clash, Friday at 12:00 p.m.