Tigers’ rally ends short to bring baseball season to close
Published 3:15 pm Friday, May 4, 2018
The Demopolis High School baseball team saw its season come to a close this past weekend, dropping two of three games to Sylacauga in the second round of the 5A state playoffs.
The Tigers split a pair of games on Friday with Sylacauga winning the opener, 9-4, followed by a dramatic walk-off hit victory for Demopolis in game two, 3-2.
In the second game, Demopolis fell behind early, but tied the game at one in the second inning on a homer by Charles Casper.
In the fifth, a series of hits gave Demopolis a 2-1 edge, but would allow Sylacauga to get the tying run in the sixth.
With bases loaded in the seventh, it was Davis Petrey who came away with a clutch hit to seal the victory for Demopolis and extending the Tigers’ season to Saturday.
The Tigers did not go quietly in the final game, once again attempting a late rally that, this time, ended too soon coming up one run short, 8-7.
Down by two, and with bases loaded, a hit batter scored one and left the bases loaded with two out. But, a ground ball ended the rally as well as the Tiger baseball season.
The Tigers finish its season with an overall record of 19-9 and an area title.
(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, May 2 issue of the Demopolis Times.)