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The Douglas County Tigers swept last week’s three-game series with the Langston Hughes Panthers.
The Tigers claimed an 8-5 win in the first game of Tuesday night’s doubleheader at Langston Hughes. David Ihrig had 10 strike outs in the five innings he pitched in the first game getting the win. In the first inning, hits by Moroney and Arnold helped DC jump out to a 2-0 lead with Moroney and Tillem scoring two runs. The team combined for a total of nine hits.
After the two teams battled back and forth in the second game Tuesday night, the Tigers won 7-5 with Logan Tillem getting the win. The Tigers finally took the lead after a strong seventh inning.
Wednesday at home, Tyler Gaines got the win with the Tigers topping the Panthers in the fifth inning – final score 12-2. Eight runs scored in the first three innings is put the Tigers on track to get the victory and end the game early.
The next series in regional play will be against Westlake with two away games Tuesday and Friday, and one home Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The game was scoreless through the first two innings. Spartan bats came alive in the third and with a few DC errors, Campbell took the lead 4-0. They managed to keep the Tigers down until Blamble started things off with an RBI in the 5th with 2 outs. Vargas then walked. With Blamble on second and Vargas on first, Arnold got a hit easily scoring Blamble and then Vargas, who slid into home, to bring the Tigers within one point.
Going into the 6th inning, the Tigers were still down 4-3. Ihrig walked, Wilkie hit a grounder between third and SS to advance Ihrig to second. Then it was Gaines with a walk. With bases loaded, Blamble got hit by a pitch to bring the tying run home. With bases still loaded, Vargas hit and brought in a run. Hits by Arnold and Tillem, put the score at 9-4 DC going into the bottom of the 6th.
The Spartans were able to score 3 runs before the Tigers got the third out. Going into the 7th, DC was leading 9-7.
Norton tracked down a ball hit to left field, which gave the Tigers 2 outs. Gaines made the last play for out 3 with the final score Tigers 9 Campbell 7.
From the Douglas County Sentinel: Douglas County hosted Landmark Christian Wednesday in a very cold and windy game at Norton Field. The Tigers jumped out to a 5-2 lead in the fifth inning and then held on in the seventh for a 5-4 victory.
"I was proud of the guys for staying in it and fighting to the end," said DC coach Alex Duhaime. "We were able to over come some mishaps and take advantage of some mistakes they made. It was a good team victory."
Landmark jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning inning thanks to a leadoff triple by Josh Nobles. Nobles scored on a swinging bunt to the pitcher. The War Eagles threatened again late in top of the first, putting runners on second and third with two outs. However, DC pitcher Logan Tillem was able to get out of the jam by forcing a flyout to center.
The War Eagles added a second run in the top of the third inning. Ben Baggett reached base and stole second to get into scoring position. Seth Young grounded to short but the throw was mishandled by the first baseman and Baggett scored on the play.
Douglas County battled back in the bottom of the third, taking a 3-2 lead. Drew Norton led off the inning with a double. Tillem singled to left and Norton scored standing up on the play. Tillem was thrown out trying to scramble back to first after contemplating going for a double.
Connor Moroney then singled and David Ihrig doubled to right center, scoring the runner and tying the game. Dylan Wilkie singled to left and Tyler Bramble came in as a courtesy runner. With runners on first and third, Bramble stole second and a poor throw by the Landmark catcher allowed Ihrig to score, giving the Tigers the lead.
Tillem picked up the win on the mound. He allowed one earned run off of seven hits in five innings of work. He struck out three and walked none. Myers got the save, allowing one earned run in two innings. He struck out one and walked two.
Read more: Douglas County Sentinel - BASEBALL DC defeats Landmark 5 4