Tigers Fall to Bobcats by Mercy Rule

Friday, April 13, 2018, Gary Bobcats Baseball Park –

The Tenaha Tigers Varsity Baseball Team suffered a tough District 23 2A loss to the Gary Bobcats on Friday by an 11-1 score. The game was called after 4 ½ innings because of the conference’s 10-run mercy rule.

The Tigers now stand at 2-9 ad are eliminated from playoff contention with four conference games remaining. Gary is at 9-2 and they are trailing undefeated rival Woden High School.

Gary used five hits, five free bases and two THS errors to jump out to an early 6-1 by the end of the second inning.

Tenaha saw themselves with two base runners in the top of the fourth frame after Erik Smith and Juarmez Brock reach base after being hit by Bobcats pitcher Colin Linebarger. The Tigers were unable to score and the game headed into the bottom half of the fourth inning with Gary leading 7-1.

Gary used five free bases, two hits, and a sacrifice fly to extend their lead to 11-1, before Tiger infielder Hayden Jenkins was able to make an excellent play on a line drive to end the inning. Tenaha went into the top of the fifth frame trailing 11-1. Gary was able to retire THS with a ground out, a pop up, and a strike out in the inning. CJ Horn was stranded on base after drawing a walk but the game was called due to the conference’s 10-run mercy- rule.

The Tigers will host the Shelbyville Dragons on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. at Cole DePriest Ballpark.