Tigers claim victories

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 29, 2008

TUSCALOOSA &8212; The Demopolis Middle School baseball team dropped the front end of a double-header 7-4 to American Christian Academy before having the second game rained out Friday.

Kole Thrasher fared well in the opener, surrendering only four hits and striking out five while issuing no free passes. The DMS woes came in the field as four errors lead to all seven ACA runs.

The Demopolis defense settled down in the second game, helping William Stewart pitch his way to a two hit shutout through the first three innings of play.

DMS had two runners on in the fourth inning of a scoreless game when the skies opened up enough to suspend play.

Bradley&8217;s confidence in his team is likely warranted as it took both games of last weekend&8217;s double-header against Martin Middle School by a combined score of 28-0.

Bradley is excited about this year&8217;s team, extolling its aptitude at the plate and in the field. He also reports his players have &8220;good baseball minds&8221; and require very little coaching. In addition to being a believer in his squad, Bradley is also thrilled about the parents involved in the program.

The DMS team will next play March 4 at Thomasville before returning home for a rematch against American Christian Academy on March 6.