Tigers roll past Warriors
By By Jamie Sullivan / staff writer
The Southeast Lauderdale Tigers handed the Choctaw Central Warriors their ninth loss of the season, Friday night at Southeast. The Tigers took the decision 11-1 in five innings. The Tigers move to 7-6 on the year and 5-2 in the division with the win.
The Tigers are coming off three straight losses, therefore, Southeast head coach Reggie Richardson was ready for a win.
"Hopefully this will get us back on track," Richardson said of the win. "I feel like the guys had there minds on the game tonight."
Choctaw Central got one run in the first inning, off of two Warrior singles.
The Tigers were not rattled, as they came through in the bottom of the first inning with two runs of its own. Tyler Overby reached by an error, and Jay Butler later hit a home run to score Overby and take a 2-1 lead.
In the second inning, two walks proved to be costly for the Warriors. Overby and James Pierce reached on walks, and was later driven in by a double by Jeff Linton. Tyler Harper later scored on an error to make the score 5-0.
In the fourth inning, Southeast got runs from Harper, Overby, Linton, and Jay Butler. The Tigers took a 9-1.
In the final inning, Michael Anderson reached on a error, and Harper doubled him in to make the score 10-1. Clay McRee later scored to make the score 11-1.
Phillip Butler pitched four innings to take the win. Butler allowed two hits and fanned four batters. Trevor Horn pitched the fifth inning for the Tigers to seal the decision.
The Tigers were led offensively by Overby with three runs scored, Butler was 2-for-3 with a double and a homer, Anderson with a double, McRee with a single, and Harper with a double.
The 7-6 Tigers will be in action again today, when they will travel across the county to face Northeast Lauderdale at 1 p.m.
Southeast also plays host to Quitman today, with the game slated to start at 6 p.m.