The Tigers faced Cannon County in district games on April 21 & 22, hoping for a much needed win. However, errors prevented the Tigers from taking home the win in either game.
Macon Co traveled to Woodbury for game one. Johnny Brown took the mound for the Tigers getting 7 strikeouts, allowing 7 hits, and 4 walks. Clay Carnahan came in for relief in the fourth inning getting 1 strikeout, allowing no hits or walks. Kristopher Boone went 1 for 3 with run scored; Johnny Brown went 2 for 2, Daniel Ashburn went 2 for 3, Justin Woodard went 2 for 3 with RBI. Carnahan would get a homerun. Final score 3 -7.
Game 2: Macon Co would host the Lions of Cannon County. Justin Woodard would take the mound for the Tigers displaying an outstanding performance of 10 strikeouts, allowing only 3 hits, and 1 walk. Errors in the final inning of the game allowed the Lions to score 3 unearned runs to win the game 0 – 3.
In the final game of the week, Macon County hosted a non-district game against White House. Hunter Williams would be on the mound for the Tigers. The Tigers came out battling in the first inning. Jacob Brown reached 1st on an error, Brandon Noles walked, Kristopher Boone hit a single scoring Brown, Austin Craighead gets a double scoring Noles, Boone would score. Macon Co would take the lead and hold on for 5 innings of play. In the 6th inning, errors that have continued to haunt the Tiger’s defense once again allowed White House 3 unearned runs and to take the lead when another run scored. Williams would have 6 strikeouts, allowing 8 hits and 1 walk. Noles came in for the final out of the 6th with a strikeout allowing no hits or walks. Craighead would go 2 for 3 with RBI, Ashburn 1 for 3 with RBI, Boone 1 for 4 with RBI. Another loss for the Tigers with a final score of 3 – 4.
The game scheduled for Saturday with Trousdale Co was cancelled due to PROM for both schools. Macon County will be back in action on Monday & Tuesday, April 28th & 29th for the final district games with Upperman High School. The last home game on Tuesday will be Senior Night. Festivities will be held before the game and a small reception following the game honoring Senior Players, Austin Craighead and Jonathan Brown. The Tigers will be headed to District Tournament play beginning Friday, May 2.