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Reeltown players and fans and celebrate the win on Friday.
Photos by Kyle Thornton

Tigers win opener but drop first ever to Rebs

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee High School baseball season is underway. The Tigers split Thursday and Friday contests last week, beating Beulah 8-2 in the opener and falling to Reeltown 9-8 in eight innings on the road.

The loss to the rival Rebels was the first win for Reeltown in the series. Tallassee now leads it 7-1 overall.

It looked as though the win streak would continue after the Tigers built a 7-2 after Thomas Lemmond's solo homer in the fourth, but Reeltown had other ideas.

All-Time Series Results
2013 Tallassee 2-0
2014 Tallassee 5-0
2017 Tallassee 6-0
  Tallassee 8-7 (9 innings)
2020 Tallassee 11-1 (5 innings)
2023 Tallassee 8-4
  Tallassee 17-1 (5 innings)
2024 Reeltown 9-8 (8 innings)

THS senior Brady Mason got the start against freshman Jamarkius Smith for Reeltown. Mason pitched five innings allowing three earned runs with five strikeouts and two walks. Smith went 3 1/3 allowing two runs (one earned) with six strikeouts and a walk.

Reeltown's big inning came in the bottom of the seventh with a three-run rally to tie it. In the eighth, Hagen Lewis' double drove in Smith for the celebratory walk-off.

Brody Smith picked up the win in relief. Carter Sayers took the loss.

Tallassee was led at the plate by Chase Webster and Brody Wisener with two hits a piece. Five Rebels had two hits each; Jake Hornsby, Arthur Woods, Baylor Clayton, J. Smith and Lewis.

Brady Mason and Carter Sayers after the season-opening win over Beulah

On Thursday, Wisener and Webster combined for the victory over the Beulah. Wisener went four innings giving up one earned run while striking out seven and walking two. Webster closed it out earning the win. He gave up one unearned run, struck out six and walked one.

Chase Chumley, Lemmond and Mason led the Tigers at the plate with two hits each.

Tallassee (1-1) goes to Beulah on Wednesday, Feb. 21 for a 4:30 p.m. varsity start followed by the junior varsity game. They go to Alabama Christian on Thursday and return home on Friday to face LAMP.

Varsity, JV and SMS Schedules/Results

Varsity Photos vs. Beulah
Varsity Photos vs. Reeltown
JV Photos vs. Reeltown