Celebrating the sweep of Trinity in the second round last year
Baseball season starts next week
By Michael Butler
It might be a tough act to follow, but the will to go farther is there. Tallassee had its best post-season run since a 2006 trip to the semifinals with last year's drive to the quarters.
The Tigers lost to UMS-Wright in a wild three-game series in Mobile. The Bulldogs went on to win the state championship.
"I think our guys have still got a sour taste in their mouths," THS head coach Adam Clayton said. "If we make a couple of plays down at UMS-Wright we advance to the semis and feel like you've got a pretty good shot at making it to Montgomery."
Tallassee was 26-15 in 2017. Among the losses from a senior class that won 80 games over three seasons include first-team all-state pitchers Dee Williams and Will Peters.
"Pitching and defense have been the Tallassee mantra forever," said Clayton. "Collier Bonner is ready. Jake Burton is back. Parker Neighbors is another senior. You add Beau Baker and Tanner McNaughten. Blake Schwab can throw."
The Tigers open the season at Clay-Central in Lineville on Monday, Feb. 19 at 4:30.
"I'm looking forward to it. The weather hasn't been really beneficial for us. There's been a lot of gym and cage time."
The Tigers home opener will be against Park Crossing at Southside Field on Thursday, Feb. 22. 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM will broadcast Thursday's game beginning at 4:00 with video coverage on Facebook Live.