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GHS wins after five innings against Highland Home

For the second time this year, the mercy rule kept Greenville High from scoring more points on their opponent.

Before the Friday match against Highland Home was stopped, the Tigers had managed to drive the score up to 14-4.

Coach Brad Horn said he wasn’t sure which way this game was heading after the second, third and fourth innings passed with little action.

“The score was only 6-4 going into the fifth,” Horn said, “It almost looked like we were going to have a letdown after the big win against Opp.”

Starting in the fifth inning, however, the Tigers picked the pace back up. Horn said that almost his entire roster was swinging the bat good.

Nick Davis went 3-for-3, and picked up one RBI. Hunter Harrell and Stewart Moody each went 2-for-4, with 2 RBIs each. Nathan Branum batted 2-for-4 hitting a double and triple, also earning two RBIs.

Stewart Moody got the win for the Tigers. Moody gave up four hits and four runs during the five innings pitched, striking out five.

The Tigers performance has varied some in the past few weeks. GHS went from beating Wilcox 20-0 to losing to Brantley 14-4 a few weeks later.

Horn said when he shows up to play a game, he tells the other coach he isn’t sure which team of his will show up.

“To get better in the playoffs, we are going to have to show up everyday,” Horn said. “Actually, the team that showed up in the fifth inning Friday needs to show up all the time.”