The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team is state tournament bound for the second year in a row.
The Tigers punched their ticket to the annual TSSAA Spring Fling in Murfreesboro Friday afternoon with a 12 to 2 win in five innings over the visiting East Hamilton Hurricanes in a Sub-State game played in Smithville.
The Tigers got off to a good start scoring five runs in the bottom of the first inning. DC added three more runs in the bottom of the third and put the game away in the fifth inning scoring four runs to give them the 12-2 victory.
The Hurricanes scored one run in the second inning and one run in the fourth.
The Tigers scored twelve runs on six hits and made no errors. East Hamilton scored two runs on seven hits and made three errors.
Cody Puckett, the winning pitcher, faced twenty two batters and gave up two runs (one earned) on seven hits through five innings. He struck out five and walked one.
Destry Wiggins- single and RBI
Hunter Graham- double and 2 RBI
Shane Salley- 2 singles, a sacrifice fly (game winning), RBI
Tyler Caldwell- single
The Tiger's opponent in the state tournament as well as the date and time have not yet been announced. Check here throughout the weekend for more details.
DeKalb County will enter the Spring Fling with an overall record of 27-2.