Demopolis thumps Jeff Davis for weekend split

WETUMPKA — Demopolis salvaged a split in its four-game weekend stretch after downing Jeff Davis 14-2 Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers (13-5) opened the game with a triple from leadoff batter Matt Eicher. Mason Rogers pushed the Eicher across with a grounder to second for the first run of the game.

Demopolis scored again in the top of the second to move the lead to 2-0 when Wesley Anderson doubled to open the frame before scoring on a single by William Stewart.

After JD cut the deficit to 2-1 in the bottom of the second, Demopolis plated two in the top of the third. Brock Montgomery started the rally with a walk before Rogers singled. Stroud dropped down a sacrifice bunt to advance both runners. Montgomery scored on a passed ball to make it 3-1. Rogers then found home plate while a teammate was hung in a rundown between first and second, moving the score to 4-1.

The Tigers did the majority of their damage in the top of the fourth, scoring 10 runs with two outs while sending 15 batters to the plate in the frame.

Walker Davis singled and scored on a RBI by Montgomery on a play in which the right fielder dropped what appeared destined to be a sacrifice fly. The right fielder then picked up the bobbled ball and threw out a DHS runner at second to complete the 9-6 force for the second out of the inning.

Then Demopolis opened the floodgates. A Stroud double scored Montgomery and Rogers to make it 6-1. A Tyler Oates single plated Stroud to push it to 7-1. Davis picked up a RBI in his second plate appearance of the inning when he drew a walk to score Anderson. A Josh Mangum walk forced Oates home.

Will Tucker then hit a three-run double to score Wesley Dunn, Davis and Mangum to leave the Tigers up 13-1. Tucker later came in to score the final run on a RBI single by Rogers. Jeff Davis added one run in the bottom of the fifth to cap the scoring.

Oates and Davis combined to throw 73 pitches and strike out six in the win. Each surrendered a run.

The Tigers are scheduled to play again Tuesday at Greenville in the first area contest of the season.