The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team grabbed an early 2-0 lead, then relied on four innings of no-hit pitching from Bray Page before leaving Eagleville, Wednesday, with a 5-2 victory. The win pushes the Tiger record to 2-0 in the early portion of the baseball schedule.
After the Tigers had built the early advantage, the Eagles plated two runs off Tiger starter, Trey Finley, in the bottom of the third inning. Finley allowed the two earned runs on just one hit, struck out three, walked three and hit a batter through three full innings. Page took over on the mound in the fourth inning, struck out 10 of the 12 Eagleville batters he faced, and did not allow a single base-runner through the final four innings. The Tigers went ahead for good on Zack Rowland's RBI double in the top of the fifth inning. DeKalb led, 4-2, after the fifth, then tacked on an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning.
The Tigers tallied six total hits against Eagleville pitching, including two singles and an RBI from Destry Wiggins, a double and an RBI from both Rowland and Cody Atnip, a single and an RBI from John Malone, and one single from Joseph Bowen. Finley also added an RBI at the plate. DeKalb County committed no errors, while Eagleville committed three.
DeKalb County is scheduled to visit Clay County, Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. The Tigers dealt the Bulldogs a 10-0 loss in both teams' season opener on Monday in Smithville.