Tigers roar­ing in re­gion play

The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY - By Scott Herpst

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)

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