A large contingent of Tiger fans turned out Friday to support the hometown team
Tigers swept in one-run games
By Michael Butler
Tallassee’s baseball season has ended. The Tigers were swept by Charles Henderson in the first round of the state playoffs at Southside Field on Friday, 5-4 and 4-3.
THS finishes the year with a 27-9 record. Last year’s team was 26-8 after falling to Rehobeth in round one. Rehobeth, who beat Beauregard in three games, will host Charles Henderson this weekend in the second round.
The Tigers left 18 runners on base over the two games, including leaving the bases loaded in the seventh inning of game one.
Dee Williams (3-1) suffered his first loss of the season in five innings of work in the first game. He struck out eight and walked six. Cody Hamilton came on in relief after a 45-minute weather delay, pitching two innings of shutout ball.
Tallassee outhit the Trojans six to four with Will Peters, Dylan Hathcock, Jacob Wisener, Jake Burton and Dylan Davidson hitting singles.
Charles Henderson’s Chase Hartley got the win. Grant Hughes picked up the save.
In the nightcap, Dylan Hathcock (8-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on five hits. He struck out ten and walked three.
The Trojans broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth with Jackson Murphy’s two-out double that scored two. The Tigers cut the lead to 4-3 in the bottom half of the fifth courtesy of two Charles Henderson errors.
Hathcock reached third in the Tigers’ seventh but was left stranded. Tallassee again outhit Charles Henderson eight to five, with Hamilton and Burton having two hits each. Hamilton’s double was THS’ only extra base hit of the night.
Charles Henderson never trailed in the two games, improving to 27-8 overall.
Coach Adam Clayton is proud of his senior class; Dylan Davidson, Chase Goodman, Cody Hamilton, Dylan Hathcock, Robby Lynch and Jacob Wisener.
"A lot of coaches of opposing teams we played this year would say, 'Coach, your guys are really mature.' It comes with experience," Clayton said. "That's one of the aspects that really impressed me this year. The guys go about the game not getting too high or too low. They play the game how it's supposed to be played."