The DeKalb County High School Tiger baseball team routed the Cannon County Lions, 14-4, in Smithville, Thursday, in the play-in game of the District 7-AA Tournament. With the win, the second-seeded Tigers advanced on to the double-elimination portion of the tournament, which begins Monday in Baxter. The game ended in the bottom of the sixth inning due to the ten-run rule.
The Lions, the number-seven seed, struck first with an unearned run off Tiger starter, Bray Page, in the top of the first inning, but DeKalb County blew the game open with eight runs in the bottom of the first. Joseph Bowen kicked off the scoring with a two-run single, and the Tigers totaled five hits in the inning. Trey Finley earned an RBI, as he was walked with the bases loaded, and Destry Wiggins added another big hit with a two-run double.
DeKalb County plated two more runs in the bottom of the third inning on an RBI single by Wiggins, who scored himself on a throwing error, two batters later.