Macon County High School opened up the 2019 baseball season at home against Jackson County on Monday, March, 11. Senior Logan Thompson started on the mound pitching for the Macon County Tigers to open up the 2019 baseball season. Thompson went 4.67 innings allowing one hit and striking out 8 batters.
Sophomore Jordon Steen came in to relieve Thompson after 92 pitches. Steen went 2.33 innings did not give up a hit and struck out 4 Blue Devils. The Tigers hitting started out cold and starched one run across in the first two innings.
In the third inning after two quick ground balls, Senior Kade Allen drew a walk and stole second. Junior Isaac Belton, who led the Tigers in hitting in the opening day, came up and hit a homerun over the left field wall. Belton’s home run lifted the Tigers spirits and bats. The hitting continued to stay hot the rest of the game. The score, was 3-0 after three, and the Tigers never looked back. Thompson worked around a four walks, and started dominating the Blue Devil batters.
The Tigers scored four more in the fourth, and two more in the sixth. The final score was 9-0 in favor of the Tigers.
Junior Isaac Belton went 3 for 4 with a homerun and a double. He also had four RBIs and scored three runs. Junior Third Baseman Connor Trent went 2 for 3 with a double and a RBI. Senior Left Fielder Kade Allen went 1 for 2 and scored 3 times. He also had two walks and two stolen bases. Junior First Baseman Tyson Dyer had a .500 day at the plate going 1 for 2.
The Tigers look to keep their bats hot as they travel to Gordonsville on Thursday, March, 14 and then to Hartsville on Friday, March, 15.
Let’s go, Macon!
-Assistant Coach Austin Craighead