Tigers end regular season strongPublished 3:49pm Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Keith Ledbetter
For the FCT
The Red Bay Tigers varsity baseball team wound up their 2014 regular season on an upswing after picking up four wins in five games.
Red Bay defeated Tremont (Miss.) 8-5 on April 5 after trailing 3-1 at the end of the second inning.
The Tigers came back in the fourth to score four runs in the third to take a 5-4 lead over the Eagles.
Red Bay also scored one run in the fourth, fifth, and sixth to go up 8-3. Tremont scored only two runs in their final at bat in the top of the seventh.
Red Bay scored all eight runs on six hits, courtesy of Chandler Allen, Troy Borden, and Fred Nethery.
Colby Knoblock had three hits for Red Bay. Red Bay’s Houston McKinney and Kaleb Burroughs scored two runs each. Reed Holt and Josh Wilson scored one run each.
Knoblock was the winning pitcher for Red Bay, giving up one hit and three runs in four innings pitched. Knoblock had five walks and six strikeouts.
Allen pitched two innings, giving up no hits and no runs with two walks and two strikeouts.
Nick Thorn got the save, giving up two runs and one hit on one inning pitched. Thorn walked two and struck out three batters.
Red Bay 8, Cherokee 5
After a rain out on Monday last week, Red Bay and Cherokee played their area series on Tuesday, April 8. The Indians won the first game, but Red Bay came back to split the series in game two with a three-run win.
Red Bay scored two runs in the first, two in the third, one in the fourth, and two in the fifth to take a 7-0 lead going into the top of the sixth.
Cherokee scored all five runs in the sixth and Red Bay added one run in the bottom on the inning. Cherokee failed to score in their last at bat in the top of the seventh.
Landen Burgett pitched five innings, giving up three earned runs on four hits, four walks, and five strikeouts.
Jade Pounds came in to pitch one inning and had two strikeouts and one walk.
Sophomore Troy Borden added his eighth home run of the season, and Jade Pounds picked up his first home run during the Cherokee game.
Borden, Pounds, Burgett and Wilson all had hits for Red Bay.
Red Bay 11, Waterloo 4
The Tigers picked up two wins on a doubleheader with Waterloo on April 10.
Fred Nethery and Nick Thorn each had triples for Red Bay.
Nethery was 3 for 5 with three runs scored and two RBIs, Thorn was 2 for 3 with three runs scored and four RBIs, Austin Milam was one for 3 with one run scored, Pounds was 1 for 3, Borden was 1 for 4 with three RBIs, Colton Gilliland was 1 for 2 with two runs scored, Josh Wilson was 1 for 3 with one run scored.
Colby Knoblock pitched three innings, giving up three earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts.
Chandler Allen had six strikeouts giving up three hits in three innings.
Red Bay 16 Waterloo 3
Red Bay added their second win of the day on April 10 by defeating the Cougars by 13 runs in the second game of a doubleheader.
Red Bay and Waterloo tied at one run each at the bottom of the first, but Red Bay came back to score seven runs in the second to take an 12-8 lead.
The Cougars added two runs in the top of the third to end their scoring for the game. Red Bay added five in the fifth, and three in the third.
Jade Pounds led Red Bay with three hits and was 3 of 4 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Nick Thorn was 2 of 3 with one run scored and two RBIs, Fred Nethery was 1 of 2 with three runs scored and one RBI, Troy Borden was 1 of 3 with three runs scored and one RBI, Colby Knoblock was 1 of 4 with two RBIs, Landen Burgett was 1 of 2 with one run scored and two RBIs, Josh Wilson was 1 of 3 with one run scored, Kaleb Burroughs was 1 of 2 with two runs scored and one RBI.
Nick Thorn pitched four innings for Red Bay and gave up one earned run on six strikeouts and two walks.
Austin Milam pitched one inning, walking three batters.