Jacob Dantro picked up the win on Monday
Photo by Kyle Thornton
Baseball team gets first win
By Michael Butler
The Tallassee varsity baseball team got into the win column for the first time in 2021 with an 11-4 victory on Monday against LAMP at Southside Field. It was welcome relief for Tiger fans.
After going winless through the first two weeks and being shut out in its previous two games, the Tigers found themselves down 2-0 headed to the bottom of the third against the visitors from Montgomery. Then the offense came to life erupting for eight runs.
Tallassee (1-7-1) racked up ten hits led by Hunter Timmerman with a 3-for-5 day at the plate and three RBIs. Timmerman helped break the game open in the the third with one of a string of three straight doubles with teammates Jake Manning and Jacob Ingram. Cash Gough went 2-for-4. Seven different THS batters had hits.
Jacob Dantro pitched five innings in recording the win. He struck out eight and walked four allowing two earned runs. Mason Stewart and Jacob Ingram each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.
"We got an outstanding outing from Jacob Dantro and were able to string some hits together offensively," head coach Adam Clayton said. "We have struggled to get anything going at the plate, so I was pleased to see us have some quality at-bats and move runners."
The Tigers will play four games over the next five days beginning on Tuesday at Wetumpka. Elmore County comes to town on Thursday. 1300 WTLS/106.5 FM will broadcast live starting at 4 p.m. Tallassee travels to Dadeville on Saturday for a doubleheader against the host Tigers and Alabama Christian.
"Our kids have been resilient and have been working hard everyday and doing it the right way," Clayton added. "We have caught some tough breaks, but they continue to come everyday with a positive attitude and work ethic."