The Metter High varsity baseball team began their 2020 season this past week going 1-1 in their matchups against Long County and Calvary Day.

In their game against Long County, the Tigers had a tough time generating runs and fell 7-1. 

John Luke Glanton took the loss for Metter. He allowed seven hits and four runs over four and two-thirds innings, striking out four.

Kyzer Anthony went 3-for-3 at the plate to lead the team in hits.

Later in the week, the Tigers took home a 7-4 victory over Calvary Day. Metter got on the board in the first inning when John Luke Glanton singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run. 

Calvary Day evened things up at two in the bottom of the first inning, but the Tigers pulled away for good with four runs in the fourth inning when Randan Rigdon drew a walk, scoring one run, and Brian Crooms doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring three runs.

Crooms earned the victory on the mound where he went six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out eight and walking one. Tyler Kirkland threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.

The Tigers tallied seven hits in the game. Kyzer Anthony, Crooms and Glanton each collected two hits to lead the Tigers to victory. Metter also didn’t commit a single error in the field which contributed to the big win. Glanton had ten chances in the field, the most on the team.

The Tigers’ current overall record is 3-3. Metter will play its first region opponent, the Jeff Davis Yellow Jackets, on Thursday and Friday of this week. On Thursday at 6 p.m. they will travel to Hazlehurst and on Friday 5:30 p.m., they will host.

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