Tigers trounce Choctaw County

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 19, 2006

It didn’t take the Demopolis High School baseball team long to figure out Choctaw County pitching Monday afternoon.

The Tigers exploded early and often to rip the home team 24-1 in a game shortened by the mercy rule.

The Tigers were effective on both sides of the field. While the offense was pounding out hits, Hunter Hawley, now 4-2,

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was cruising on the mound as he allowed only one hit in four innings, while striking out nine Choctaw County hitters.

Offensively, Tyler Moody led the way for Demopolis almost hitting for the cycle. Moody had a homerun, two doubles and a triple on the day with six RBI’s.

Hawley was also sharp at the plate, going 3-3 with four RBI’s.

Justin Davis was 2-2, David Kent was 2-3 and Scott Cannon added a double and a triple.

The win pulled Demopolis to an 11-11 record and assured them of second runner up in their region. When playoffs begin next week the Tigers will be on the road.

This week, the Tigers close out the regular season with a double-header against Livingston Wednesday at 4 p.m and a Friday game with Bryant at 5 p.m.