Tigers roaring in region play
There may be no hotter team in all of Class 3A right now than the team ranked No. 1 in the classification.
The Ringgold Tigers drubbed three more opponents last week and began the new week riding an eight-game winning streak.
Ringgold 16, North Murray 0
The Tigers racked up 14 hits, took advantage of four North Murray errors and pounded the Mountaineers in a Region 6-AAA game last Wednesday night in Chatsworth.
Ringgold got a pair of doubles and a pair of RBIs from Gavin Hollis in the win. Nathan Camp went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two stolen bases. Daulton Schley was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Holden Tucker had two hits, an RBI, three stolen bases and scored twice.
Wyatt Tennant and Brayden Broome both doubled in the win, while Tennant picked up an RBI. Dylan Wright had two runs driven in and Andre Tarver had a hit, drew three walks, swiped two bases, scored twice and knocked in a run in the rout.
Camp was the beneficiary of all the run support. He threw five innings of five-hit ball, walking one and striking out nine. Casey Pate gave up a hit and struck out one in his one inning of relief.
Ringgold 8, Coahulla Creek 2
The Tigers added 11 more hits on Thursday as they overcame an early 2-0 deficit to pick up the home win.
Wright, Hollis, Tarver and Ty Jones all had two hits in the victory. Wright drove in a run, while Tarver’s RBI came on a solo home run. Camp drove in two for the Tigers, while Schley, Broome and Tennant had one RBI apiece.
Tucker (2-2) had another solid outing on the mound. He threw six innings of four-hit ball, walking one and striking out seven. Andrew Ghormley worked the seventh inning, walking one batter and striking out another.
Ringgold 9, Haralson County 1
Hollis had three hits, including a homerun, and drove in three runs as the Tigers claimed the win in Tallapoosa on Friday night.
Hollis also doubled and scored twice in Ringgold’s eighth win in a row. Tucker was 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, while Tarver was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Wright stayed hot at the plate with a run, an RBI and two more hits and Tennant helped himself with a hit and a run. Tennant got the win on the hill, throwing five innings of scoreless two-hit ball. He struck out 10 and did not issue any walks. Johnny Camillucci threw the final two innings, allowing an earned run on four hits with one strikeout.
Sonoraville was slated to come to Ringgold for a game on Tuesday. Ringgold (14-4, 6-0) will play at Murray County on Thursday before a showdown with Bremen at Bill Womack Field this Friday.
Ringgold head coach Brent Tucker gives Andre Tarver a high-five following Tarver’s solo homer in an 8-2 win over Coahulla Creek last Thursday. The Tigers entered this week having won eight games in a row. (Photo by Courtney Couey/ Ringgold Tiger Shots)