Tigers vs. Westmoreland
March 10, 2014, Opening day for Macon County Baseball. Macon County hosted Westmoreland in a non-district game. Taking the mound for Macon County was #7 Austin Craighead. The game went scoreless for three innings.
Westmoreland took the lead 1 – 0 at the top of the 4th inning, but the Tigers would respond with 2 runs made by Jesse Gregory and Justin Woodard from a single up the middle by Clay Carnahan. Tigers take the lead 2 – 1. Hunter Williams led off the bottom of 5th inning with a single to right field, a walk for Woodard, and Hit by Pitch for Gregory, loaded the bases for clean-up hitter Craighead, who was hit by the pitch scoring Williams. Woodard would score on a pass ball.
With two outs, the Tiger bats would come to life when Daniel Ashburn hit a double up the middle scoring Gregory and Pinch Runner, Austin Herbert. Clay Carnahan hit a double to right field scoring Ashburn. Tigers added to their lead 7 – 1. Hunter Williams and Clay Carnahan both went 3 for 3 on the day. Austin Craighead finished 6-2/3 innings with a personal record of 18 strikeouts, giving up 2 hits and 2 walks.
Tigers win with a final score 7 -1.
Tigers vs. Franklin-Simpson
On Thursday, March 13th, Tigers hosted Franklin-Simpson High School. Justin Woodard would take the mound for the Tigers with an impressive performance for 5 innings. Brandon Noles would come in for 2 innings of relief. Errors plagued the Tigers defensive play along with the good bats for Franklin-Simpson. In the bottom of the 7th inning, Macon Co rallied to end the perfect game by the Franklin-Simpson pitcher loading the bases, but would end the night with a loss, 10 - 0.
Macon Co begins District play on Monday, March 17th at Livingston and is at home again on Tuesday, March 18th at 5:00 p.m.