The BMS baseball team finally got on the field to play baseball last week after two weeks of rainouts.
On Tuesday, the Tigers defeated Port St. Joe 21-1 and 9-0. On Thursday, the Tigers defeated Tolar 8-0. The Tigers host Altha Thursday and then travel to Altha on Monday and Wakulla on Tuesday.
The Tigers jumped out early on Port St. Joe scoring 12 first inning runs and coasting to an easy win. Bryson Horne and Tyreek Sumner each had three hits in the winning cause. Shad Johnson, Mikel Engram, Jacob Yon, and Tucker Jordan each added two hits for the Tigers.
Tyreek Sumner also tossed 5 innings of two-hit ball and limited the Tiger Sharks to 1 run. Jaxon Ridley pitched a scoreless sixth to preserve the win. In the night cap, BMS jumped out early and was able to coast as Shad Johnson blanked the Tigers with help from Jacob Yon. Both pitchers did not allow a hit.
The Tigers jumped out early courtesy of two free passes and Shad Johnson knocked in two runs the first inning to put the Tigers ahead. D'anta Williams and Tyreek Sumner started the 3rd inning with walks, stole two bases and scored on passed balls to put BMS up 4-0. In the fourth Mikel Engram, doubled in Jacob Yon, and then was driven in by Tyreek Sumner as the Tigers continued to build the lead.
Bryson Horne, who labored, kept the Bulldogs scoreless through five innings scattering 4 hits. D'anta Williams pitched a perfect final frame as the Tigers knocked off Tolar, 8-0.
“Bryson was sick and did not have his best stuff, but he is such a competitor that he pitched with determination,” says Coach Jimmy Rogers. “He gave us a gutty performance and we were able to get some timely hitting. It seemed so long since we had played before and the kids were itching to get back in game action, so it was a relief that we played as well as we did. Still made some mistakes, but this is a great group of kids.”
Coach Rogers added, “I have been blessed all year to have great assistants in every sport. Terry Blair is doing a great job. It has made my transition so much easier, along with Coach Horne giving me advice. I never realized how much a sport could change in eight years, but BHS is blessed to have a head coach like Coach Horne, he works hard and has so much knowledge of the game and has worked with these kids a lot in the past eight years.”