Tigers tame Greenville, 6-0

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &045; Senior pitcher David Kent was exactly what the Demopolis Tigers needed for its first area game of the season. He pitched a gem in blanking the Greenville Tigers, 6-0. He also went the entire seven innings to record his first complete game of the year, allowing just one hit. He walked three batters and struck out four.

The Tigers scored four of its six runs after two were out. They finished the game with six runs on six hits.

Senior Kyle Thrasher recorded two hits in the game and an RBI, as did junior Scott Cannon. Junior Rob Rorie drove in two runs.

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Demopolis put its first two runs on the board in the first inning with out the aid of a hit. They would add its third run in the third on a two out line single that scored Rob Quinney, who walked, stole second, and went to third on a balk.

Kent pitched himself out of a jam in the top of the fourth, when he walked the first two batters he faced in the inning. He came back to get a called third strike on the next batter, then got out of the inning on a 6-4-3 double play.

The Tigers fourth run was driven in by Cannon’s two out single, sending Rorie across the plate.

Three hits in the fifth inning gave Demopolis its fifth and sixth runs of the game. A Brandon Burrell base on balls, a Thrasher single up the middle, a Chris Griffin infield single loaded the bases with one out. The next batter would strike out, but Rorie would get a bloop single down the right field line plating the final two runs for the Tigers.

Demopolis will go on the road for its next game. They will pay a visit to Selma and battle the Saints on Friday.