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Baseball off to best start since 2017

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee baseball team is 6-2 after the first two weeks of the season. It is the best start since 2017. That THS team went 26-15 reaching the quarterfinal round of the playoffs.

Coach John Goodman has taken notice of a change in mentality amongst his players.

"They are starting to believe in themselves," Goodman said. "(They) get mad when things don't go their way. This is the first step to get Tallassee baseball back."

Goodman led the Tigers to the second round of the playoffs last year in his return to coaching. Tallasssee is still almost a month away from beginning area play.

Last week, Tallassee went 2-1 with wins over Percy Julian and Wetumpka. The loss came to Prattville Christian.

Brady Mason improved to 2-0 on the season with the 6-5 victory over the Indians on Thursday. The senior pitched six innings allowing four runs (one earned). He struck out eight and walked one.


Chase Webster picked up the save with an inning on the hill. He gave up one run (unearned) and struck out two with no walks. Brue Milner led the Tigers at the plate with two doubles.

Milner hit his second homer of the year in the 8-3 loss to PCA on Tuesday. He went 2-for-4. Thomas Lemmond (1-1) took the defeat in 5 2/3 innings of work. He gave up four earned runs, struck out three and walked two. Relievers Brody Wisener and Mason Battles closed it out.

The Tigers' win at Percy Julian on Monday was in run-rule fashion scoring a 17-1 rout in four innigs. Webster led Tallassee hitters with a 2-for-3 day at the plate. He had a double and four runs batted in.

Walker Wells picked up the win giving up one run with six strikeouts and four walks in 2 2/3 innings. Carter Sayers recorded 1 1/3 innings on the mound with two strikeouts and no walks.

Weather permitting, Tallassee plays host to Beauregard on Tuesday and Percy Julian on Friday for a couple of junior varsity/varsity combos. There is an 80 percent chance of rain both days.


Photos by Kyle Thornton