Tigers edge Lions, 3-2, in Tuesday district re-match

The DeKalb County Tiger baseball team rallied from a 2-0 deficit and edged the Cannon County Lions, 3-2, Tuesday in Woodbury. The Tigers got a little payback after the Lions rolled to a 9-4 win on Monday, in Smithville.

The Lions jumped out to their advantage with two runs in the bottom of the first inning. From there, junior pitcher, Garrett Hoke, settled in and shut out the hosts the rest of the way. Hoke scattered four hits through the full seven innings, struck out six batters and walked one. Nick Borren took the pitching loss for Cannon County.

The Tigers scored their first run in the top of the fifth inning, added one more in the sixth, and the go-ahead, and what proved to be the winning run, in the top of the seventh.

Cody Atnip had a solo home run and a single to lead DC's six-hit attack. Tyler Kent had two singles, Destry Wiggins ripped an RBI single, Shane Salley had a single, while Jesse Sutton tallied an RBI.

The Tiger baseball team improves to 7-3 overall and to 4-2 in district play. The Tigers are scheduled to host Watertown, Friday, at 5:30 p.m. then will host Red Boiling Springs in a make-up game, Saturday, at 12 noon.

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