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Tigers pick up first win

By Michael Butler

Tallassee grabbed its first victory of the 2023 baseball season with a 10-5 win in the nightcap of a doubleheader with Alabama Christian on Thursday. It was the home opener for the Tigers at Southside. The Eagles won the first game 13-11.

It was the 317th win for head coach John Goodman at Tallassee but his first since moving back to the skipper's chair at the start of the season.

"On the win, I think I needed it as much as the kids did," Goodman said. "They have been so close, working so hard. They deserved it."

Tallassee (1-3) has lost three games by a combined five runs, including a 3-2 decision at the hands of LAMP on Saturday.

In game one against ACA, the Tigers made a comeback after falling behind 10-1 in the top of the second. It was 11-11 after five, reminiscent to the season-opening game with Montgomery Academy.

Tallassee belted out 13 hits in the defeat, led by Brady Mason's 4-for-5 day at the plate with a couple of RBIs. Mason Stewart and Jackson Rhodes added two hits each and three RBIs apiece. Cade Everson also had two hits and a run driven in.

Stewart (1-0) picked up the win on the mound in game two working four innings and allowing two earned runs with six strikeouts and three walks. Carter Davidson set the stage as the starter pitching three innings. He allowed just one earned run while striking out seven and walking four.

Stewart, Mason and Rhodes had two hits each. Mason added three RBIs.

Jackson Rhodes went the distance in the one-run loss to LAMP giving up one earned run. He struck out five and walked four. Everson was 2-for-2 with a walk.

Cade Everson diving to the plate

It will be a busy week ahead with four games scheduled over five days from Tuesday - Saturday.

"We have an extremely long week ahead of us," Goodman added. "(It's) going to be fun. This is where you find a ball team."

All games are junior varsity/varsity combos. On Tuesday, the Tigers host Horseshoe Bend beginning with the JV game at 4 p.m. WTLS/Score 94.7/Hit 106.9 will broadcast the varsity matchup with video streaming on Tallassee Times TV on YouTube.

Wednesday's games will be vs. Reeltown at Southside Field. The JV game will begin at 4:30 p.m. followed by the varsity action. Video streaming will be on Tallassee Times TV on YouTube and Tiger Nation on Facebook.

The Tiger teams are on the road at Prattville Christian on Thursday and Reeltown on Saturday. The PCA games start at 4 p.m. There will be a tripleheader at Reeltown including a middle school game which kicks off the day's action at 12 p.m.

Varsity/JV/SMS Schedules/Results

*View Photos vs. ACA by Kyle Thornton
*JV Game Pics vs. LAMP