Tigers dominate to end sweep

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
MCHS first baseman Stuart Warner gets ready for the play as the Wyoming runner takes off. Photo by Mike Inglsbee

The second game of the double header between Marshall County and Wyoming was night and day different as Nathan Derryberry pitched a shutout and the offensive side of the game for the Tigers turned into glorified batting practice as the home team jumped on the Cowboys 7-0 after three innings before MCHS coach Mike "Monk" Reese started substituting early in a 13-0 win.

'Relaxed' at plate

"The last few ball games, I hope we can continue to keep it up, we've been swinging the bat really well and we've had some real timely hits so they're playing really loose right now," Reese said. "I want them to stay loose. I want them to play excited, but you've got to be relaxed when you're up there at the plate."

The Tigers left one stranded in scoring position in the first inning, but after a Tristan Underwood walk, Brent McGehee hit a shot to deep center before a Logan Bailey grounder to second brought Underwood in for the first run of the game. Derryberry helped out his own cause at the plate, drilling a single to center to bring in McGehee for the 2-0 lead.

Building a lead

The Tigers opened up the lead in the second inning after Wilson Limbaugh led off the inning with a walk and Ethan Poteete was hit by a pitch.

Stuart Warner hit a single to right for a 3-0 lead and Underwood hit a triple to bring in Poteete and Warner for the 5-0 edge.

McGehee would reach on an error that would score Underwood for the 6-0 lead before Madison Peete reached on an error that brought McGehee to make it 7-0 after three innings.

"This game was just a matter of us coming to play," Poteete said. "We kind of weren't woke up enough during the first game, but we turned around and were ready to play the second game."

Poteete would wake the crowd up to start the fourth innings as the third baseman hit his first home run of the season deep over the concession stand in left field.

Massive homer

"I got up there and was looking for my pitch and it turned out the first pitch was low and I actually took a bad swing at it," Poteete said. "(I) turned around and got a good pitch and let it ride."

The ballgame essentially ended on the next pitch as Stuart Warner followed Poteete by going yard in the nearly identical location to push the lead to 9-0 to start the fourth inning.

"I just try to get up to the plate every time and put a good swing on one," Warner said. "There wasn't a whole lot of pressure because of the lead, I just came up to the plate and got a good swing on one."

The Tigers reserves would tack on four more runs as the Tigers would send the Wyoming Cowboys back to Cincinnati with two losses in two tries against the team from Lewisburg.

Wyoming 000 00-0 2 3

MCHS 025 6X-13 13 1

Wyoming: Brenden Madden 1-2, Nate Harper 1-2.

MCHS: Madison Peete 2-3, Wilson Limbaugh 2-3, Stuart Warner 2-3, Logan Bailey 2-3, Ethan Poteete 1-2, Tristan Underwood 1-1, Brett McGehee 1-2, Thomas Hawkins 1-2, Nathan Derryberry 1-2.

2B: Hawkins

HR: Poteete, Warner

RBI: Stuart Warner 2, Logan Bailey, Ethan Poteete 2, Thomas Hawkins 2, Wilson Limbaugh, Tristan Underwood 2, Madison Peete, Nathan Derryberry, Brett McGehee.

WP: Nathan Derryberry (5IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 3K, 2BB)

LP: Nate Harper