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By Debbie Craighead Contributing Writer

Jesse Gregory – Hits walk off single for win
Jesse Gregory – Hits walk off single for win
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After weather forced a rescheduling of games, Macon County played hosts to Livingston in a double header at home on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

Game 1: Austin Craighead was on the mound for the first District Game for the 2014 season. Kristopher Boone would lead off for the Tigers with a single, then a walk by Justin Woodard. Clay Carnahan would reach first on a throwing error followed by hits from Jesse Gregory and Daniel Ashburn, Macon County Tigers would take the lead in the bottom of the first 1 - 0. Livingston would tie the score in the second inning 1 -1. Woodard would get a hit scoring Noles and Ashburn in the 4th inning to extend the Tigers lead 3 – 1. Livingston would add to their score in the top of the sixth making the score 3 -2 with Tiger lead.

In the 7th inning, Livingston would take the lead scoring 2 runs making the score 3 – 4. Going into the bottom of the inning, Woodard takes 1st on a walk, Craighead singles to center moving Woodard over to 3rd. Jesse Gregory comes to bat with 2 outs, Gregory would hit a ground ball up 3rd base line scoring Woodard and Craighead to win the game for the Tigers with a final of score 5 – 4. Craighead would get the win and end the game with 9 strikeouts, 6 hits, but would give up 10 walks. Boone would go 2 for 4 and a walk; Gregory would go 2 for 4 with a walk off single scoring 2 RBIs.

Game 2: During the second game, Macon County would be guest on the scoreboard. Johnny Brown would take the mound for the Tigers. Throwing errors would plague the defense for the Tigers allowing Livingston to take the lead in the bottom of the 1st, and add to their lead in the third. The Tigers would rally back tying the game with 2 runs in the 5th inning by Gregory and Craighead.

Livingston would come back with a Home Run ball over the left field fence to take the lead and win the game 3 – 2. But even with this loss, Johnny Brown pitched an outstanding game with 13 strikeouts, 4 hits, 2 walks. Justin Woodard goes 2 for 3 with 2 doubles; Craighead and Ashburn went 2 for 3.

Game 3: Macon County would travel to Westmoreland for the final game of the week. Justin Woodard would make another impressive display of talent on the mound for the Tigers. The Eagles would score a run in the bottom of the first to take the lead through four innings of play. In the 5th inning, Jacob Brown gets a single, Hunter Williams talks a walk, Clay Carnahan hit a pitch to left field scoring pinch runner Austin Herbert and Williams.

Eagles add to their score, game tied 2-2 going into the 6th inning. Austin Craighead walks, Daniel Ashburn gets a hit to left field, a throwing error on the Eagles allows Johnny Brown to be safe at first on a bunt, and allows Craighead and Ashburn to score. Kristopher Boone walks to first. With Boone on first and Pinch Runner Herbert on third, the Tigers put their “New York” play call in action to score Herbert.

Tiger lead with score 2 -5. In final inning of play, Carnahan gets a single up the middle, Gregory is hit by pitch, Craighead gets a hit scoring Pinch Runner Noles for a final score 3 – 6. Woodard gets the win with 3 strikeouts, 9 hits, and 3 walks. Carnahan goes 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs.

With a record of 3 – 2 (1 – 1 in District Play), Macon County will travel to Smith County to face the Owls in District action on Monday, March 24 and at home on March 25 game time is 5:00 p.m.

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