The Upperman Bees scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning, which broke a 1-1 tie, and propelled the visitors to a 4-1 district victory over the host, DeKalb County Tigers, Monday night in Smithville.
The Tigers held the game's first lead, as Cody Atnip drove in a run in the bottom of the third inning on a fielder's choice that plated John Malone. Upperman answered with a run in top of the fourth on an RBI double by Brandon Madewell. The Bees then scratched three runs off Tiger starter, Trey Finley, in the fifth, fueled by Johnny Miller's RBI double. The Tigers out-hit the Bees, 5 to 4, but were unable to put any more runs on the board in the last three innings.