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Tigers knock off Midway, 12-2

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By Goose Lindsay, Sports Editor

The Rockwood Tigers didn’t have any big innings Tuesday, but Jake Witter’s squad did score at least two runs in every at bat on their way to a 12-2 victory over visiting Midway at Rockwood’s Mike “Brillo” Miller Sports Complex.

Rockwood took the lead for good Tuesday with three runs in the bottom of the first inning.

Jared Breazeale walked to start the inning then Collin Smith and Lucas Jolley had back-to-back one-out singles to get the Tigers on the board. Hayden Freels followed with a sacrifice fly and Tavin Napier walked as the Tigers grabbed the 3-0 lead.

The Tigers made it 5-0 with a pair of runs in the bottom of the second inning. 

Trevor Templin (error) and Isaac Allen (single) scored the runs while Smith also had a hit in the inning.

Midway’s first run of the contest came in the top of the third inning. 

Logan Davidson scored the run after reaching safely with a one-out single.

Rockwood made it 7-1 with two runs in the bottom of the frame.

Freels was hit by a pitch to start the inning. After an out, Riley Clem doubled, Matt Cofer hit a sacrifice fly then Templin singled to give the Tigers a six-run lead.

Rockwood’s lead grew to 10-1 with three more runs in the bottom of the fourth.

Allen and Jolley both had doubles and runs scored in the frame. Napier (single), Smith (walk) and Freels (walk) also reached safely in the frame with Smith scoring the Tigers other run in the frame.

Midway’s final run came in the top of the fifth inning.

Christian Moore and Davidson walked to start the inning then Moore scored after back-to-back one-out singles from Jake Parkison and Josh Manning.

The Tigers ended the game quickly in the bottom of the fifth inning as Templin singled then Breazeale ended the game with a walk-off two-run home run to left field.

Smith (2-2, 2 runs), Jolley (2-3, 2 runs) and Templin (2-3, 1 run) had multiple hits on the day for Rockwood. 

Breazeale (5 IP, 5 hits, 2 BBs, 1 HBP, 5 Ks) picked up the victory on the mound.

Manning (2-3, 1 2B) had multiple hits for Midway in the loss.

 Midway is scheduled to play Friday and Saturday in a tournament at Harriman. Rockwood is scheduled to host Stone Memorial on Friday.