Tigers beat up Livingston in doubleheader

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 5, 2004

After Wednesday night’s 7-1 loss to Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa the No. 1 ranked 4A Demopolis High School Tigers had an opportunity to improve their batting averages with an area doubleheader against 4A Livingston High.

Senior pitcher Jonathan Sommers (4-0) collected his first no hitter of his DHS career in game one as he went five innings giving up no runs on no hits with one walk, while earning 9K’s as the Tigers disgrace the Cougars 31-0.

The game was comical to say the least. The Cougars committed a total of 12 errors in game one and trailed by as much as 12 runs at the end of the first inning. And with no towel to throw in, the game proceeded until the fifth inning when the ten-run rule finally came into effect.

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For the Tigers it was outfielder G. W. Washington who led the way at the plate as he went 4-for-5 with the stick with one double and three singles. Junior Chris Wasson also looked impressive at the plate in game one as he went 3-for-4 with a triple and two singles. Junior Chad Schroeder went 4-for-6 with three singles and one double, while junior Devin Goodwin went 2-for-6 with a triple, junior Seth Basinger went 2-for-5 with two doubles and junior William Meador went 2-for-4 with a solo home run.

Other Tigers contributing in game one included junior Bart Pettus who went 1-for-3 with a triple, senior Michael Lee (1-for-3) and Sommers (1-for-3).

In game two the hits just kept on a coming for the Tigers as they racked up 22 runs on 20 hits to take a 22-0 win. The Cougars did collect one hit in game two off starting pitcher Chad Schroeder who went two innings giving up no runs on one hit with one walk, while earning 3K’s.

Basinger collected his second home run of the season in game two as he tattooed one over the left field fence for a two-run homer in the first inning to help the Tigers take a 14-0 lead.

With the two wins the Tigers move to (20-7) on the season and (4-0) in the area.

For a team that has been on the go the last couple of weeks, the Tigers will look forward to their first team practice today in two weeks and prepare for their next game on Saturday when they travel to Meridian.