This past week was an exciting one for the Metter High Varsity Tiger baseball squad as they posted three wins on the diamond.
On Tuesday, March 23, Metter beat Screven County 6-1 during an away game. The Tigers fired up the offense in the first inning. An error scored two runs for Metter.
Brian Crooms was the winning pitcher for the Tigers. The right-hander surrendered zero runs on two hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out a total of 11.
Rustan Rigdon threw relief out of the bullpen for one and one-third innings. Rigdon recorded the last four outs to earn the save for Metter.
Chase Hart took the loss for Screven County after six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and striking out five.
The Tigers tallied seven hits on the day. Tyler Kirkland and Reco Coney each managed two hits to lead Metter.
The game ended error-free on the Tigers side, and Kirkland made the most plays with 11.
Thursday, March 24, saw the Tigers face off against Screven County at home. The Tigers shut out Screven County 10-0.
Reco Coney fired up the offense in the first inning by doubling on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring two runs.
Metter tallied five runs in the fifth inning. The offensive firepower by Metter was led by Tyler Kirkland, Brian Crooms, Brendan Wood, Kaliq Jordan and John Luke Glanton, all sending runners across the plate with RBIs in the inning.
One bright spot for Screven County was a single by Jared Dixon in the second inning.
John Luke Glanton took the win for the Tigers as he allowed three hits and zero runs over five innings, striking out six and walking zero.
Cole Bohannon took the loss for Screven County. Bohannon allowed five hits and four runs over one inning, walking zero.
Metter collected 11 hits total. Rustan Rigdon, Brian Crooms and John Luke Glanton each had multiple hits, and each managed two hits to lead Metter. The Tigers committed zero errors in the field, and Tyler Kirkland had the most chances in the field with six.
On Saturday, March 27, Metter beat previously undefeated Benedictine during a home game 11-3.
The Tiger offense first got started up in the second inning when an error scored one run for Metter.
The Tigers pulled away for good with four runs in the third inning.
Reco Coney drew a walk, scoring one run. Kaliq Jordan doubled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs, and Kyzer Anthony’s sac fly scored one run for the Tigers.
Randon Rigdon took the win for Metter. The pitcher allowed zero hits and zero runs over two innings, striking out six and walking one. Kaliq Jordan and Reese Hadden entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Hallesbach took the loss for Benedictine. The pitcher surrendered four runs on two hits over two innings, striking out two.
Metter had one home run on the day. Reco Coney had a four bagger in the fourth inning. Kyzer Anthony led Metter with two hits in three at bats.
McCoy went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Benedictine in hits.
On Tuesday, March 30, the Tigers faced off against McIntosh at home at 5:30 p.m.
On Thursday, April 2, Metter will travel to McIntosh to battle it out at 5:30 p.m.
April 5 sees Metter facing off against Savannah Christian at 5:30 p.m.