All 16 players got into the ball game, and two of those players - Garrett Hoke and Cody Atnip - combined for five innings of no-hit ball, as the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team blanked Red Boiling Springs, 11-0, Saturday afternoon in Smithville.
Hoke started the game and worked the first four innings, allowing just one runner on a hit batsmen while striking out six. Atnip pitched the fifth and final inning and struck out the side.
DeKalb County was never threatened, as the Tigers put up three runs in the bottom of the first inning and blew the game open with a six-spot in the bottom of the third. The Tigers tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the fourth and ended the game early, due to the ten-run rule.
Nine hitters contributed to the Tigers' 11-hit attack. John Malone blasted a grand slam home run to lead the way. Bray Page had two doubles and an RBI. Joseph Bowen had two singles and an RBI. Zack Rowland had a single and two RBI. Travis Neal, Garrett Hoke and Cody Atnip each had a single and an RBI. Destry Wiggins added a double, while Tyler Caldwell tallied a single.
The Tigers improve to 12-5 overall, and are scheduled to host Trousdale County, Monday evening, at 5:30 p.m.