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Tigers edge Bremen for Roper's 200th win

The Adairsville Tigers scored a pair of runs late and held off Bremen Tuesday night at home for a 4-3 Region 6-AAA win and the 200th win as a head coach for Adairsville’s Billy Roper.

Caden Gibbs tossed five strong innings and Garrett Mishoe and Sam Seaman closed out the final two frames for the Tigers.

Gibbs allowed only one run on six hits and a walk to pick up the pitching victory. He fanned four. Mishoe gave up a pair of runs in the sixth and opening the seventh on one hit and a walk. Seaman entered in the seventh and allowed only one hit to earn a save.

The Blue Devils scored in the top of the first to take a 1-0 lead, but Adairsville answered with a pair of runs in the bottom of the inning to lead 2-1. Both pitchers then settled in for three scoreless innings before the Tigers posted single runs in the fifth and sixth to lead 4-1. Bremen threatened with a pair of runs in the top of the seventh on a two-run home run, but Seaman was able to close out the game.

Hunter Hice drove in Adairsville’s two first inning runs with a two-out double. Noah Dutton and Taylor Whitley had singled in front of Hice and scored on the play.

Seaman had an RBI double in the fifth and Halen Huskins had an RBI single in the sixth to account for the Tigers’ final two runs that would ultimately be the difference in the game.

Sam Thompson was part of all three Bremen runs. The junior catcher had three hits including a two-run homer in the seventh and a double. He scored the Blue Devils’ first inning run on a sac fly by Hayden Jones.

Whitley and Hice (double, 2 RBIs) had two hits for the Tigers. Kyler Pelfrey, Dutton, Seaman (double, RBI), and Huskins (RBI) had one hit each.

Bremen falls to 10-15 on the year and 6-11 in Region 6-AAA play.

Adairsville (10-17, 5-11) hosts Calhoun Thursday at 5:55pm and travels to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe Friday for a 5:55pm start.

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