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Tigers stay on pace in state playoff chase

The Adairsville Tigers rapped out ten hits and got a solid six inning relief appearance from Caden Gibbs Saturday to defeat region rival Coahulla Creek, 7-5 at LakePoint in Emerson.

Gibbs (6 IP, 2R, 1ER, 3H, 0BB) relieved starter Garrett Mishoe (1 IP, 3ER, 1H, 5BB, 1K) in the second inning to earn the piching victory.

Adairsville scored four runs in the top of the first inning to take an early lead, but the host Colts scored two runs in the bottom of the first and two more in the second to knot the game at 4-4.

The Tigers added three more runs in the top of the third to take a 7-4 lead they would not relinquish.

Mishoe doubled twice for the Tigers to drive in four runs. Corey Nation (RBI) and BJ Roper both contributed two hits. Kyler Pelfrey tripled. Halen Huskins drove home a run and had one hit. Gibbs and Noah Dutton also added one hit.

Donovan Sims had two of the Colts’ four hits. He also had two RBI.

The loss drops Coahulla Creek to 9-13 overall and 5-7 in Region 6-AAA.

Adairsville (15-7, 8-4) hosts region games Tuesday and Wednesday with Haralson County and Murray County before traveling to Sonoraville Thursday. All three games are scheduled for a 5:55 p.m. first pitch.

Adairsville remains in a virtual three-way tie with Haralson County and Calhoun for the final two state playoff berths from Region 6-AAA. Ringgold is undefeated in region play and holds down first place. Bremen is one game ahead of the three way tie.

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