Tigers sweep Saturday doubleheader with Chattooga
Jack Whitley tossed a five-inning, one-hitter in the opening game and a big first inning in the second game propelled the Adairsville Tigers to a doubleheader sweep Saturday over visiting Chattooga.
Adairsville won the first game 11-0 and finished off the double dip with a 12-2 victory. In the first game of the day, Whitley kept the visiting Indians off the scoreboard allowing only a fourth inning double to Chattooga’s Rett Rosson. Whitley walked two and struck out nine of the nineteen batters he faced. Meanwhile, the Tigers offense pounced for six runs in the bottom of the first, then added two in the third and three in the fourth inning for the five-inning win.
Braden Powell (3 RBIs), Chris Roper (double, 2 RBIs), Tyler Driggers, Logan Hunt (double, triple, RBI), and Kyler Smith (double, RBI) all had two hits in the opening game. Elijah Padgett (RBI), Evan Sanders (double), and Connor Crunkleton (double) added one hit apiece.
In the second game, Adairsville sent a dozen men to the plate in the Tigers half of the first inning and grabbed an 8-0 lead.
Four singles, a walk, three hit batsmen, and a pair of Indians’ errors led to the Adairsville outburst.
The Tigers added a single run in the second, two more in the fourth, and a final run in the bottom of the fifth to end the game early.
Brenden Carroll (4 IP, 1R, 0ER, 1H, 1BB, 11K) started the second game for Adairsville and picked up the win. Braden Powell (1 IP, 1ER, 1H, 1BB, 1K) worked the final frame.
Kyler Smith had two hits. Carroll (3 RBIs), Wade Dooley (2 RBIs), Chris Roper (RBI), Connor Crunkleton (double, RBI), and Tyler Driggers contributed one hit each. Elijah Padgett and Grayson Belcher added one RBI each.
Adairsville (3-3) plays at Armuchee Monday at 4 p.m. and will host Coosa Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.