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Tigers improve to 7-0 all-time vs. Rebels

By Michael Butler

Prior to last week, there had been just five meetings between the varsity baseball programs of Tallassee and Reeltown. Two more were played among the rivals in a four-day span. Tallassee has now won all seven games in the brief series.

The Tigers took the first matchup on Wednesday in front of a lively home crowd at Southside Field, 8-4. They finished the season sweep with a 17-1 five-inning romp in what became a somber atmosphere for homestanding Reeltown fans on Saturday.

Tallassee improved to 4-4 after the weekend win. Reeltown fell to 3-5.

In the mid-week victory, Carter Davidson and Brady Mason were the Tigers' 1-2 combo on the mound.

Davidson started, going 2 2/3 innings allowing two earned runs. He struck out three and walked three. Mason pitched the final 4 1/3, recording eight strikouts with two walks.

Tallassee got off to a hot start with four runs in the first and another two in the second to take a 6-0 lead.

Chase Chumley was 4-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and three runs scored. Chase Webster had a double and three RBIs. Jake Hornsby led Reeltown with two hits.

On Saturday, the Tigers scored in all five innings building a 9-0 lead into the fourth and erupting for an 8-spot in the fifth. Cade Everson and Brue Milner had two hits each. Pitcher Jackson Rhodes got the win going the distance with three strikeouts and three walks.

"I would like to thank the city of Tallassee for all the support they have shown our boys this year and especially during the Reeltown series," Tallassee head coach John Goodman said. "The atmosphere was amazing and something these boys will not forget. The boys have been working extremely hard. Thank you for supporting us. We bleed purple and gold. Go Tigers!"

Tallassee and Reeltown first met on the baseball diamond in 2013.

*Photos by Kyle Thornton


  Tallassee/Reeltown All-Time Series Results
2013 Tallassee 2-0
2014 Tallassee 5-0
2017 Tallassee 6-0
  Tallassee 8-7 (9 innings)
2020 Tallassee 11-1 (5 innings)
2023 Tallassee 8-4
  Tallassee 17-1 (5 innings)

Series History/Game Capsules

2013: (Field of Dreams Tournament - Dadeville) Tallassee 2, Reeltown 0: Tallassee's Shawn Thomas pitched all seven shutout innings allowing just one hit with five strikeouts and no walks. Tallassee got hits from Blaise Coleman, Colin Speake, Jesse Rowlen, Blake Ware and Jed Carter.

2014: (Field of Dreams Tournament - Tallassee) Tallassee 5, Reeltown 0: Colin Speake and Dee Williams teamed up for the shutout. Speake went 5 1/3 with six strikeouts and two walks. Williams closed things out with a strikeout and a walk. Cody Hamilton was 3-for-3 with an RBI and run scored. Reeltown's Cody Spivey was 2-for-2.

2017: (Reeltown) Tallassee 6, Reeltown 0: Dee Williams picked blanked the Rebels with a complte-game performance. Williams struck out seven and walked two, giving up just three hits. He was also 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Reid Whitaker was 2-for-3. Will Peters and Blake Dean each went 2-for-4.

2017: (Tallassee) Tallassee 8, Reeltown 7 (9 innings): On Senior Day, Jake Burton got the win after entering the game in relief in the ninth with runners at second and third and no outs after Reeltown had take a 7-6 lead. He struck out the side. Casey Baynes was 2-for-3. Blake Dean went 2-for-5. Jackson Gauntt, pinch-running for Reid Whitaker, scored on a passed ball for the game-winning run.

2020: (Reeltown) Tallassee 11, Reeltown 1 (5 innings): A five-run second got things going for Tallassee. Reeltown managed just two hits against Jacob A. Ingram and Devan Lee. Zak Haynes, Bobby Baker, Will Blocker, Clayten Gough and Reese Graham had hits for the Tigers.