Demopolis (7-5, 3-0) moved one step closer to clinching home field advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 7-1 victory over Class 5A, Area 7 foe Central-Tuscaloosa Thursday.
Tiger senior Hunter Colyar surrendered one unearned run while striking out 18 batters and giving up one hit over seven innings of work.
A pair of Demopolis errors in the bottom of the first inning left the Falcons on top 1-0 after Shundrell Loggins reached on an error, stole second and third, and scored on another error.
DeDe Davis tied the game to open the top of the third as he hit a fly ball to left that turned into an inside-the-park home run for the speedster. R.J. Cox later hit a sacrifice fly to plate Chandler Barton and put Demopolis up 2-1. Charles Casper and Jonathan Lewis later scored on an error to push the lead to 4-1.
Demopolis did the remainder of its scoring in the top of the fifth inning. Ryan Morrison grounded in Henry Overmyer and Lewis to make it 6-1. Tyler Jones later scored on Andrew Patterson’s fielder’s choice to finish the scoring.
The win moves Demopolis’s win streak to four in a row. The Tigers host Central for a double-header Friday at 4 p.m.