Tigers crush Red Boiling Springs, 16-2

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team scored 15 runs in the final three innings of their Saturday matinee at Red Boiling Springs, and rolled to a 16-2 victory over the host Bulldogs.

The Tigers led 1-0, midway through the first inning, and held that advantage until the top of the fourth, when they plated four more runs. Red Boiling Springs put up a run in the bottom of the fourth to make it a 5-1 game, but the Tigers scored three more in the top of the fifth inning. Again, the Bulldogs tallied a run in the bottom of the fifth, but DC exploded for eight runs in the top of the sixth, and the game ended after six, due to the ten-run rule.

McCullough Wallace earned the win on the mound for the Tigers, as he started and worked the first four innings. Wallace gave up one earned run on three hits, struck out four, walked one and hit a batter. Destry Wiggins worked one inning of relief, and allowed an earned run on one hit, struck out three and walked one. Cody Atnip pitched the sixth inning, allowed no runs or hits, and struck out two.

At the plate, the Tigers ripped 12 hits, led by Wiggins, with a single and a double, and Shane Salley, with two singles. Wallace, Garrett Hoke, Cody Atnip, Dylan Roller, Tyler Kent, Tyler Caldwell, Corey Atnip and Daniel Stanley each had one single. Salley and Travis Neal both drove in two runs, while Hoke, Roller, Stanley Corey Atnip and Andy Atnip each had one RBI.

DeKalb County improved to 8-3 on the season.

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