When the Tigers traveled to Chestatee to take on the War Eagles on Saturday, March 1, they brought hot bats with them.
The Tigers found themselves down by two runs after the first inning. Starting pitcher Logan Burt, in his second game of action this season, gave up two earned runs off two hits in the top of the first. Burt got out of the inning with two strikeouts.
In the second inning, Burt settled down and struck out the side.
The third inning saw the Tigers bats heat up and explode for seven runs. Harley Pruitts RBI triple knocked in Zach Buchan, who stood at second base after a double, and gave the Tigers a 6-2 lead. Pruitt stole home to make the score 7-2. The offensive push proved to be enough, as Chestatee managed just one more hit in the game.
Burt dazzled on the mound after his early inning troubles. In five innings pitched, Burt struck out eight, gave up two runs off three hits and contributed to the Tigers offense with two RBIs.
Levi Whitmire came in to relieve Burt in the sixth. Whitmire pitched the final two innings, recording two strikeouts while allowing no hits.
The Tigers offense was led by Pruitt who went 2-for-3 with two triples and a RBI. Colton Chester hit a three run homerun to start the explosive third inning for the Tigers. Taylor Gaddis went 1-for-4 with a RBI double.
It was good to see us get down a couple of runs early and respond so well, said Thad Burgess, DCHSs head baseball coach. We are still learning each other, but it is nice to be 3-0.
The Tigers (3-0) will take to the diamond to face off against Gilmer on the road on Thursday, March 6. First pitch is at 5 p.m.