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DHS baseball hammers Choctaw County

Even Friday’s rainy conditions could not cool off the hot Demopolis High School Tiger bats last night.

After a slow start offensively in the first inning, the Tiger sticks warmed up and got hotter as the game progressed to propel them to an 18-0 region win over Choctaw County.

While the Demopolis offense was busy pounding out hits, pitcher Hunter Hawley was busy throwing a gem.

Hawley lasted the full five innings allowing no runs on just three hits with six strikeouts to improve to 3-1 on the year.

After scoring one run in the first, the Tiger offense absolutely exploded.

Demopolis plated seven runs in the second, five in the third and five in the fourth to end the game on the mercy rule.

Several Tiger batters had strong showings in the game. Tyler Moodycontributed a bases clearing double while David Kent was 2-3 scoring four runs.

Hawley helped his cause going 2-2 with a double and a single and Kyle Thrash was 2-3.

J.B. Black had a two run double and freshman Jacog Kerby was 2-2 with two doubles.

With the win, the Tigers pull to .500 with a 7-7 overall record and 2-1 in the region.

Demopolis is back in action Monday when they take on Hillcrest at home at 5 p.m.