Tigers sweep Bibb in double-header

Matt Eicher picked up the win in game one against Bibb County Tuesday.

Matt Eicher picked up the win in game one against Bibb County Tuesday.

Demopolis (10-2) swept a double-header from Bibb County Tuesday night, taking the front end 4-3 and the nightcap 8-6..

The Tigers gave up a run in the first inning of game one and trailed until the home half of the fourth when they hung a two spot on the board thanks to the heart of their order. Mason Rogers started the inning with a single and eventually scored on a double by Wesley Anderson.

A bunt single by Tyler Oates advanced Anderson to third before a grounder by Will Tucker scored the run. After Bibb tied the game in the top of the fifth, Demopolis regained the lead when a Rogers RBI double plated Josh Mangum, who led off the inning with a bunt single. Anderson then hit a sacrifice fly that plated Matt Eicher, who reached on a single.

Rogers, who threw out three base stealers on the night from his catcher position, came on to pick up the save with two strikeouts in the seventh.

DHS vs Bibb Co-1866Anderson started the game on the mound, working four innings and striking out three while scattering three hits and walking one. Eicher (2-1) picked put the win in relief.

Game two again saw Demopolis spot the Choctaws a run in the top of the first inning. The Tigers managed to tie the game in the bottom of the second when Anderson scored from third on a passed ball after reaching on an error and stealing second.

The Tigers gave up a run in the top of the fourth to go down 2-1 before answering with a three-run rally in the home half of the inning.

Brock Montgomery led off the inning with a walk before Rogers singled. A sacrifice bunt by Anderson moved both runners into scoring position before Tyler Oates worked his way through a 10-pitch at-bat to rip a two-RBI single and put the Tigers back on top. Stephen Stewart followed with a double to score Oates and push the Demopolis lead to 4-2.

The Tigers added two more in the fifth when Mangum led off with a double and scored on a RBI single from Montgomery.

DHS vs Bibb Co-1947After Montgomery swiped second base, Rogers moved him to third on a single before Anderson drove him home on a sacrifice fly.

The Tigers hung two more on the board in the sixth when Devin Stroud singled to ignite a rally before scoring on an error. Montgomery then stroked an RBI single to score Josh Mangum and put the Tigers up 8-3. Oates came on with one out in the seventh to preserve the win and pick up the save.

Tucker (2-0) worked the first four innings to pick up the win.

The Tigers are scheduled to play again Saturday against Trinity Presbyterian and Saint James in Montgomery.