Bobcats run-rule Tigers in offensive onslaught

Friday, April 12, 2019
Peyton Graves, who had two hits in the Tigers’ 11-1 loss to Giles County Tuesday night, gets ready to slam a sixth-inning triple to set up Marshall County’s only run of the contest.
Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Tigers were hoping to bounce back from three straight District 12-AA losses when the hosted Giles County Tuesday night at Joe George Field in Lewisburg, but the Bobcats had other ideas as they run-ruled the Tigers 11-1 in six innings.

“We gave up some runs early and you can’t give up some good runs against a good pitcher,” MCHS coach Mike “Monk” Reese said. “Plus we left the bases loaded three times with our three, four, and five guys up there, you can change the game there, you gotta hit there and we didn’t.”

Coleman Siniard drove in six runs for the Bobcats via a first inning two-run double, followed by a towering grand slam home run during a seven-run third inning that gave Giles County a commanding 9-0 lead.

The Bobcats also got a stellar effort from Ben Peoples on the mound, who went six innings and struck out 14 Marshall County while giving up just four hits to pick up the win.

Marshall County’s Hunter Huarez didn’t have his best stuff and only lasted 2.2 innings, giving up nine runs (four earned) on five hits.

“Hunter didn’t have a good start today,” Reese said. “What can you say about a guy that comes in and usually has a good start, but didn’t tonight.”

Tiger right fielder Peyton Graves went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple and scored Marshall County’s only run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Mitchell Ford slams a third inning double for the Tigers, setting up a second and third situation.

Mitchell Ford had one hit and walked three times and Zack Graves had one hit, just missing a home run in the sixth inning.

Walker Whaley walked once and drove in Peyton Graves.

Colton Barber did a nice job in relief for the Tigers, tossing 3.1 inning of three-hit baseball.

“Colton settled it down there, that’s what he does,” Reese said. “He did a good job for us, we haven’t used him enough because we haven’t been in those situations but just a couple of times where we could bring him in there.”

Colton Barber pitched 3.1 innings of solid relief for the Tigers, giving up just one earned run on three hits.

Barber struck out four and walked zero Giles County with his only blemish coming on a sixth inning two-run homer by Peoples that gave the Bobcats an 11-0 lead and set up the ensuing run-rule win.

Marshall County did not help themselves as they left 12 runners stranded on base and committed four errors in the ballgame.

The Tigers (5-9, 1-4) fell in to a last place tie with Community (7-9, 1-4) in the District 12-AA standings while the Bobcats (5-8, 2-3) maintained the fourth spot.

“Tomorrow is a new day, we have 24 hours to feel sorry for yourself or get better, and if you don’t bad things can happen,” Reese said. “So we have to go down there and turn a bad loss today in to a win tomorrow.”

Walker Whaley slides safely in to third base in the third inning, but was left stranded there with no outs.

The two teams met again last night at Sam Davis Park in Pulaski and the Tigers came away with a 6-2 win.

Giles County 207 002 X-11 8 3

Marshall County 000 001 X-1 4 4

Giles County: Tucker Toone 2-for-3, Ben Peoples 2-for-4, Coleman Siniard 2-for-3, Dylan Carmon 1-for-3, Aiden Kelley 1-for-3.

BB: Jeremiah Dudley, Carmon.

RS: Carmon 3, Toone 2, Peoples, Siniard, Sawyer Phillips, Dudley, Kelley, Riley Young.

2B: Siniard.

HR: Siniard, Peoples.

Grand slam: Siniard.

RBI: Siniard 6, Peoples 2, Kelley 2, Carmon.

ROE: Carmon 2, Phillips.

FC: Phillips.

HBP: Toone, Siniard.

SB: Carmon, Phillips.

Totals

Team LOB: 4

Fielding

E: Heath Herd, Toone, Carmon.

WP: Ben Peoples (5IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 14K, 5BB).

Relief: Will Hargrove (1IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 1K, 1BB).

Marshall County: Peyton Graves 2-for-3, Mitchell Ford 1-for-1, Zack Graves 1-for-4.

BB: Ford 3, Walker Whaley, Preston Shelton, Hunter Huarez.

RS: Peyton Graves.

2B: Ford, Peyton Graves, Zack Graves.

3B: Peyton Graves.

RBI: Walker Whaley.

ROE: Shelton, Walker Whaley.

CI: Colton Barber.

Totals

Team LOB: 12

Fielding

E: Barber, Zack Graves, Ryan Kirby, Shelton.

LP: Hunter Huarez (2.2IP, 5H, 9R, 4ER, 6K, 2BB).

Relief: Colton Barber (3.1IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 4K, 0BB).

Wednesday, April 10

At Pulaski

Marshall County 000 500 1-6 9 1

Giles County 100 100 0-2 5 2

Marshall County: Preston Shelton 2-for-4, Tristan Griggs 2-for-4, Zack Graves 1-for-3, Peyton Graves 1-for-3, Ryan Kirby 1-for-3, Thomas Beardsley 1-for-3, Hunter Huarez 1-for-3.

BB: Walker Whaley, Zack Graves, Beardsley, Huarez.

RS: Peyton Graves 2, Shelton, Kirby, Griggs, Huarez.

2B: Beardsley, Zack Graves, Griggs.

RBI: Beardsley 2, Griggs, Haurez, Kirby.

SAC: Peyton Graves, Kirby.

ROE: Mitchell Ford, Peyton Graves.

Totals

Team LOB: 9

Fielding

E: Shelton.

WP: Mitchell Ford (3.1IP, 3H, 2R, 1ER, 3K, 4BB).

Save: Walker Whaley (2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 4K, 0BB).

Hold: Zack Graves (1.2IP, 1H, 0R, 0ER, 2K, 1BB).

Giles County: Dylan Carmon 1-for-3, Ben Peoples 1-for-4, Lucas Johnson 1-for-2, Jeremiah Dudley 1-for-4, Aiden Kelley 1-for-1.

BB: Sawyer Phillips 2, Tucker Toone, Coleman Siniard, Tre Brown.

RS: Toone, Givens.

RBI: Johnson, Carmon.

SAC: Toone.

ROE: Givens.

HBP: Johnson 2, Carmon.

PIK: Toone.

Totals

Team LOB: 12

Fielding

E: Johnson, Phillips.

LP: Jeremiah Dudley.