Quinney has a game to remember

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 20, 2006

Game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader between Demopolis and Livingston, which was a 17-1 Tiger victory, will be a memorable one for Rob Quinney for two reasons.

Defensively, Quinney was almost un-hittable. When he was on the mound, 11 of the 12 outs recorded were strikeouts. In four innings, Quinney allowed only one hit with no runs and one walk.

There was also another less pleasant memory. In his four trips to the plate Quinney was hit three times, though not intentionally.

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The bean balls did not rattle Quinney or the rest of the Tiger batters as they pounded out 17 runs on 11 hits. Six Tiger batters besides Quinney also reached base on walks.

The first inning for the Tigers told the story of how the rest of the game would go. Demopolis scored nine runs in their first go-round, which began with an RBI single from Quinney to score David Kent.

Hunter Hawley came through with a two RBI triple to score Scott Cannon and Quinney to give Demopolis a quick 3-0 lead.

Hawley scored on an error and John Mackey came around on a passed ball to make the score 5-0.

With a big lead and no outs the Tigers had plenty of offense left in the inning. J.B. Black delivered a two RBI single to make the score 7-0. Bart Butler then scored after a bases loaded walk for an 8-0 lead.

The scoring ended in the inning when Hawley got his third RBI of the first with a sacrifice fly to score Tyler Moody.

In the second inning, the Tigers slowed down the pace of the game. After shutting Livingston down offensively, the Tigers played small ball for two more runs.

After a leadoff single, Luke Massey came around to score when Butler ripped an RBI triple. Moody then helped Butler home with a sacrifice fly to make the score 11-0.

The Tigers added two more in the third when Hawley got his fourth and final RBI of the day on a sacrifice fly to bring in Cannon.

The Tigers added another run on a passed ball to lead 13-0.

The final damage for Demopolis came in a big fourth inning where the Tigers saw four more runs cross the plate.

Black was walked in for the first run and Cannon scored on a passed ball to make the score 15-0.

John Mackey then hammered a two RBI double to score Quinney and Hawley for a 17-0 lead.

Livingston scored a run on their final shot to avoid the shutout.

Offensivley, Demopolis has several leaders. Hawley was 1-1 with 4 RBI’s, Quinney was 1-1 with an RBI and John Mackey was also 1-1 with 2 RBI’s. Black was 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and Butler was 2-3 with an RBI. Scott Cannon was 2-2 and Tyler Moody also had an RBI.