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Jake Manning goes yard for the grand salami
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Tigers step up play

By Michael Butler

The Tallassee baseball Tigers have now won four straight and five of their last seven after a slow start to 2021. And the timing is right with pivotal area games ahead.

Tallassee (7-11-1) opened up the area slate - or the second season - with a sweep of Brewbaker Tech last week. The Tigers won 11-0 in five innings on Thursday at Southside Field and 9-5 on Friday in Montgomery.

Jacob Dantro got the win and shutout on Thursday going the distance striking out eight and walking two. Hunter Timmerman led the way at the plate going 3-for-3 with three RBIs.

On Friday, Jacob Ingram picked up the victory on the mound not allowing a run in an inning of work with two strikeouts and a walk. Ethan Stevenson had two hits and three runs driven in.

On Senior Day Monday, THS avenged an opening day loss to Lee with a 14-2 rout at Southside in just five innings.

Senior Jake Manning ignited the home crowd with a grand slam that put the 10-run rule in effect. It was the first homerun of his career. Fellow senior Jacob Dantro pitched two no-hit scoreless innings with four strikeouts and two walks.

Manning celebrates his Senior Day moment with teammates

Clayten Gough was 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Elijah Bridgman was 2-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored and an RBI. Mason Stewart added two hits, a walk and an RBI.

The Tigers have scored 50 runs during the four-game win streak.

Tallassee returns to area play at Pike Road on Thursday at 6 p.m. The two will play again in Tallassee on Friday at 4:30. The Tigers and Patriots are tied atop the area standings at 2-0.

*Jake Manning Senior Day Grand Slam

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Adam Clayton with seniors (left to right): Jacob Dantro, Jacob Ingram, Jake Manning and Ethan Stevenson