The DeKalb County Tigers outslugged Bledsoe County at Pikeville Friday 13 to 11.
With the win, the Tigers improve to 12-1 overall and 6-0 in district play.
The Tigers scored two runs in the first inning, three runs in the second, one run in the third, two runs in the fifth, and five runs in the seventh inning. Bledsoe County scored two runs in the third inning, six runs in the fourth, and three runs in the fifth inning.
Stephen Howell, the winning pitcher, went 2.67 innings on the mound and faced sixteen batters. He gave up three runs, one earned, on two hits. Howell struck out three and walked four. Shane Salley got the save. He came in for one inning and faced four batters. Salley struck out one and gave up one hit. Tyler Kent, the starting pitcher, went 3.33 innings and faced twenty two batters. He gave up eight runs, two earned, on eight hits. Kent walked one.
Matt Giles-2 singles, triple, and 5 RBI
Shane Salley-single, 2 RBI
Andrew Atnip-2 singles, 2 RBI