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Tigers Beat Wildcats 11-8 in District Tournament Play-In Game

The DeKalb County Tigers eliminated the Livingston Academy Wildcats 11-8 in a District Tournament play-in game Thursday evening in Smithville.

DeKalb County scored four runs in the second inning, one run in the third, three runs in the fourth, and three runs in the fifth inning.

The Wildcats scored two runs in the first, three runs in the third, and three runs in the fourth inning.

Shane Salley had a three run homerun and three singles for the Tigers. Dylan Roller had an RBI single. Travis Neal had two RBI, Cody Atnip had two singles and three RBI, Destry Wiggins doubled, and Jesse Sutton and Matt Giles each had an RBI.

Garrett Hoke, the starting Tiger pitcher, went three innings and gave up five runs on seven hits. He struck out one, walked one, and hit a batter. Shane Salley , the winning pitcher, came on for the last four innings and gave up three runs on three hits. He struck out one and walked one. The Wildcats were held scoreless the last three innings of the game.

Two Tigers Named to All-District Team

Two members of the DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball squad, Cody Atnip and Destry Wiggins, have been named to the All-District Team.

Five other Tigers were among the honorable mentions, Corey Atnip, Garrett Hoke, Tyler Kent
Shane Salley, and Jesse Sutton.

The District's Most Valuable Players are Max Manion of Macon County and Cameron Jones of Upperman.

Other members of the All District Team are Johnny Miller, Michael Taylor, Zach Youngblood, Chris Large, and Caleb Tramel from Upperman; Mason Taft, Cody Murphy, Kevin Garnett, and Terry Key of Macon County; Evan Sharp, Nick Borren, Bobby Lorance, and Justin Fann of Cannon County; Brandon Johnston and Timmy Bush of Smith County; Justin Savage of Livingston Academy and Dakota Jones of York Institute.

Corey Atnip
Garrett Hoke
Tyler Kent
Shane Salley
Jesse Sutton

Final Regular Season Standings are as follows:

Upperman 12-0
Macon Co 9-3
DeKalb Co 6-6
Cannon Co 5-7
Smith Co 4-8*

Tigerettes Wrap up Regular Season District Title with Win Over Smith County

The DeKalb County Tigerettes won the regular season district championship with a 12 to 4 victory over Smith County Monday in Smithville.

DeKalb County scored two runs in the third inning, seven runs in the fifth, and three runs in the sixth inning.

Smith County scored three runs in the first inning and one run in the sixth inning.

Kayla Self, the winning pitcher, went the distance in the seven inning game. She gave up four runs on six hits, struck out four, and walked one.

The Tigerettes had ten hits in the game including a single for Cynthia Woodward, Kristina Stephens, Kara Young, and Kayla Self. Victoria Bennett had two singles, Alex Meadows had a single and a double, Brooke Hutchings tripled, and Kristian Puckett doubled.

DeKalb County is now 23-6 overall and 11-1 in the district. The Tigerettes will wrap up the regular season at home against Gordonsville in a double header starting at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

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