Noah Dutton delivered an eighth inning, one-out single back through the middle to drive home B.J. Roper with a game-winning walkoff run Tuesday night as the Adairsville Tigers edged visiting Coahulla Creek, 2-1.
The clutch hit came in support of an outstanding pitching performance by Kyler Pelfrey and Chase Horn.
Designated hitter, Trace Still, doubled home Hunter Hice for the Tigers’ only other run of the game in the fourth inning. At the time, it gave Adairsville a 1-0 lead.
The Colts tied the game in the top of the seventh on a one-out walk, a groundout, and a two-out RBI single by Donavon Sims.
Horn (1 IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 2K) picked up the pitching victory by working a scoreless eighth inning in relief of a dazzling start by Pelfrey (7 IP, 1ER, 2H, 1BB, 11K).
Eli Turso (7.1 IP, 2R, 1ER, 6H, 1BB, 9K) was the tough-luck, complete-game loser on the mound for Coahulla Creek (4-8, 0-2).
Corey Nation had two of Adairsville’s six hits. Hice (double), Roper, Still (double, RBI), and Dutton (RBI) had the other Tigers’ safeties.
Adairsville (9-3, 2-0) travels to North Murray Thursday and hosts Ringgold Friday. Both games start at 5:55 p.m.