PREP BASEBALL: Addison downs Winston County 17-12 to take area series

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ADDISON, Ala. — Addison hosted its neighbors from the west, the Double Springs Yellow Jackets, on a rainy overcast Tuesday afternoon with a chance take the area series. Addison defeated the Jackets on the road Monday night to take the first game of a three-game set and after a 20-minutes rain delay, the Bulldogs took game two at home Tuesday 17-12 to secure the series win.

Addison started Senior Ty Tuggle against the Jackets. Ty had a rough first inning as the Jackets came out slugging. Austin “Mr. Everything” Owens singled to lead off and that was followed by an absolute monster shot to left field by Sophomore Eli “Deep Fly” Edgil. The home run by Edgil was a no doubter and brought home two runs to give the Jackets a very quick 2-0 lead. The Jackets had two more singles and a walk to plate two more runs to give them a commanding 4-0 lead after a half inning.

Addison wasn’t about to lay down and after the Jackets got the first two batters out, the Dawg rally began. Brody Dollar singled, Nelson “The Hammer” Martin walked and then Will “The Thrill” Tuggle singled loading the bases with two outs. Jessie “Rooster” Brock lined a sharp single to centerfield scoring Dollar and Martin. Lefty Mac “Golden Locks” Cagle delivered another two-run single tying the score. Two hit batters later the bases were loaded, but the young Jacket pitcher was able to get out of the jam without giving up any more runs. At the end of one inning of play, the score was tied at 4.

Ty was able to get out of the second inning without giving up anything, as he looked much more settled down than he did in the first inning. The Bulldogs were not as nice to the Jacket pitcher as they continued their onslaught with the bats. After one out, Dollar doubled, and Martin walked. “The Thrill” Tuggle doubled in both Dollar and Martin to give the Bulldogs their first lead at 6-4. “Golden Locks” Cagle doubled home Tuggle for Addison’s 7th run and that is how the inning ended with the hometown Dawgs up 7-4.

The Jackets answered back with one run of their own in the third inning as Zac Hill singled, went to second on a balk and then scored on a single. The Dawgs bats cooled off in the third as the inning ended with Addison holding a 7-5 lead.

Ty found his groove in the 4th as he mowed the Jacket hitters down, striking out the side. Addison’s “Thrill” Tuggle was hit by a pitch, then Cagle walked, and Lawson “Creek” Alexander brought home both Tuggle and Cagle with a two-out, two-run single, giving the Dawgs a commanding 9-5 lead.

The Jackets weren’t done yet and the Dawgs showed the visitors from down the road some home hospitality. The Jackets were able to score two runs without registering a hit in the inning. “Deep Fly” Edgil led off with a walk and stole second base. A wild pitch moved Edgil to third and then Ty was able to induce a pop up to short. An error and two walks later had the Jackets cutting the lead to 9-7. This is when Addison’s young coach John “Hollywood” Everett made a pitching change putting in “Thrill” Tuggle to come in and get out of the jam. “Thrill” got the next two batters to end the inning, but the Jackets were right back in the game at 9-7.

Addison put the nail in the coffin in the bottom of the fifth as they plated seven runs to take a commanding 16-7 lead. Ty started the rally with a single which was followed by a fly out.  A walk to Martin and then a double by “Thrill” Tuggle scored Ty. An error allowed Martin to score and that was followed by a “Golden Locks” Cagle single with brought home Tuggle. “Creek” Alexander singled home Brock and Cagle. Briley Hayes walked and that was followed by a Jed Wilkins single which loaded the bases. Ty walked which brought home Alexander and that was followed by a fielder’s choice which gave Dollar an RBI. The inning ended with the Dawgs plating seven runs on five hits, three walks and two Jacket errors. At the end of five, Addison led 16-7.

The Jackets wouldn’t quit, and the Bulldogs seemed to be in a giving mood as the errors continued to pile up. An error was followed by an RBI single to pull Double Springs to within 16-8. Owens singled and then Edgil followed that with a single that scored a run. Another Dawg error gave Zac Hill an opportunity to drive in a run and he didn’t disappoint as he singled scoring Owens. Going into the bottom of the 6th inning Addison still led 16-10.

Addison’s Brock was able to score in the bottom of the sixth as he scored on a wild pitch. Going into the seventh inning, Addison held a 17-10 lead and it seemed safe.

The Jackets opened up with a Cameron Thompson double and that was followed by a single that scored Thompson. Two outs later, that man, Edgil, came up again and he did not disappoint. “Deep Fly” Edgil singled driving in the Jackets final run. The hit gave Edgil three for the game. After getting a pop up to end the game, Addison had come away with a hard fought 17-12 victory. This gave Addison a 2-0 lead in the season series and they were to play a second game following the first. The results of that game will be given when they are in.

Double Springs was led by Austin “Mr. Everything” Owens had two hits and scored two runs. Eli “Deep Fly” Edgil went 3-4 with a walk, a monster home run, a stolen base, four RBIs and two runs scored. Zac Hill went 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Cameron Thompson went 2-4 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs. Double Springs did not help their cause with four hit batters, eight walks and three errors.

Addison was led by Will “The Thrill” Tuggle who went 3-3 with two doubles, three RBIs, four runs scored and was hit twice. Mac “Golden Locks” Cagle went 3-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored, four RBIs and a stolen base. Lawson “Creek” Alexander went 2-4 with one run scored, four RBIs and was hit once. Brody Dollar went 2-5 with a double, one RBI and two runs scored. Jessie “Rooster” Brock went 1-4 with three runs scored, two RBIs and a walk. Nelson “The Hammer” Martin went 0-2 with three walks and three runs scored. Jed “Babyface” Wilkins went 1-4. Ty Tuggle went 1-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Briley Hayes went 0-1 with two walks, got hit once and scored a run.

Ty Tuggle got the win going four and one third innings, allowing six earned runs, giving up six hits, striking out six while walking four. “Thrill” Tuggle got the save, going two and 2/3 innings, giving up two earned runs, allowing seven hits and striking out one.

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