2017-04-20 / Sports

Tigers will try to make some noise in playoffs


Senior Tiger baseball players honored at their last home game, along with their coaches, are (l-r) Head Coach Drew Wilson, Ethan Ramos, D’Mytri Wiggs, Devin Owens, Hunter Brock, Donald Saggus, Sam Seay, Coach Ty McGill, and Coach Parker Martin. Senior Tiger baseball players honored at their last home game, along with their coaches, are (l-r) Head Coach Drew Wilson, Ethan Ramos, D’Mytri Wiggs, Devin Owens, Hunter Brock, Donald Saggus, Sam Seay, Coach Ty McGill, and Coach Parker Martin. This week is a big week for the W-W Tiger baseball team but it didn’t get off to the start they wanted. Playing at the sort of neutral site at Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, W-W fell barely short to their Macon opponent, Stratford Academy 7-8.

But it’s still not over. The loss leaves the Tigers lined up to face Tallulah Falls at Tallulah Falls this Friday, April 21, beginning at 5 p.m. The Indians are 5-13 overall and 1-9 in the region with still more to play before Friday.

“I think we have a good shot to make a run here at the end of the season,” Head Coach Drew Wilson said. “We will be playing solid opponents from here on out, and we need to stay on top of our game. I am very confident that we will be able to make some noise in the region tournament.


Wes Tanner makes the catch for the out at first base. Wes Tanner makes the catch for the out at first base. Other recent games are recounted below.

Elbert County (April 11) – 0-13 – “We didn’t play very well against Elbert. They threw a very solid pitcher, but I thought we should have done better hitting against him,” Wilson lamented. “We didn’t do a very good job locating pitches early in the count,” he continued. “It is hard to pitch from behind against a good hitting team.”

McCormick (April 12) – 16-1 – The tide turned in big fashion when the W-W seniors reported for their last home game their high school careers. “I thought we did a good job coming into the game and dominating for three innings,” Wilson said. Ethan Ramos got the complete game win on the mound and the entire team was proficient at the plate and getting on base. “This was a good win to get us back on track going into a big game against GMC on Friday,” Wilson added.

GMC (April 14) – 14-2 – “This was a very important game for our season,” Wilson explained, saying that “the winner would claim the second spot in our side of the region.” Wes Tanner pitched a complete game and got the win in a mercy-rule-shortened game of six innings. “I thought he did a very good job working ahead early in the count and putting their hitters in a tough spot,” Wilson said. “Our defense played phenomenal having zero errors in the game, and our bats were absolutely on fire!”

Every Tiger that reported to the plate during the game got at least one hit in the game. Hunter Brock was a stellar 4-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs. Gabriel Mills went a solid 2-for-3 also with two RBIs. Alex Lamar extended his hitting streak to 21 games going 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Tanner also had a good game at the plate going 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Donald Saggus and D’Mytri Wiggs both went 2-for-4, and Curt Gammon went 2-for-5 with three RBIs.

The Tigers now stand at 14-11 overall and 10-3 in the region as they look ahead to the Tallulah Falls Indians.

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