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DHS fares well at tournament

The Demopolis Tigers took a 2-2 split in the Jeff Davis Invitational Tournament recently in Montgomery.

It was spring break, but the Tiger squad didn’t take a moment to relax last week as they traveled to Montgomery to face Geneva County in their first game and bring home the 6-5 win in five innings.

Cole Basinger was the winning pitcher and Josh Allums, returning from a recent injury, pitched the save in the first set of games on Friday.

Hitting for the Tigers were Bret Pettus, Dusty Goodwin and Ryan Nichols with two hits each and Reed Nixon with two RBI doubles.

Head coach James Moody credits the win to swinging the bat better.

In the second game, the Tigers took on host team Jeff Davis and took the 4-0 loss.

Adam Smith was the losing pitcher in the game but he also picked up three hits for the Tigers.

Smith was 3 for 3 in the game followed by Brooks Butler, Reed Nixon and Josh Allums.

On Saturday, Demopolis took on 6A Montgomery County and won 13-2 in five innings.

Goodwin pitched his first game of the season and allowed three hits with seven strikeouts.

Smith hit a three-run homer in the first inning and was 3-3 in the game.

Nichols and Nixon each had two hits and Pettus, Goodwin and Butler each carried one hit.

To wind down the tournament, the Tigers played 5A Charles Henderson High School from Troy and went down 0-6.

Matt Chambless was the losing pitcher, and Pettus and Butler each had one hit for the Tigers.

The squad is now 7-12 for the season, and Moody is optimistic for the future.

The Tigers were scheduled to play an area game against Dallas County on Tuesday but were rained out. The game has been rescheduled for today at 6 p.m.

Southside-Selma comes to town on Friday for a 6 p.m. game and the Tigers have rescheduled the West Lauderdale game to 7 p.m. to make room for a JV game to start at 5 p.m. on Saturday.