Before spring sports were halted, the Tullahoma High School baseball team traveled to Murfreesboro in part of the Grand Slam Classic, losing a 13-2 decision in five innings at Blackman on Friday night.
Despite losing, Tullahoma (1-3) plated the first two runs of the game coming in the top of the first inning. With one out, Joe Duncan was hit by the pitch, and scored in the next at-bat, when Matt Marcel doubled to center field, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 lead.
Marcel was shortly thereafter able to advance to third base on a passed ball. He then scored when Brody Melton grounded into a fielder’s choice, to put Tullahoma in front 2-0.
That lead was short-lived as Blackman answered with four runs in the bottom of the first inning, before tacking on nine more scores in the second.
DJ Dillehay got the start for Tullahoma and pitched an inning, allowing four runs and two hits and a pair of walks.
Caleb Holloway, Caleb Bryant and Ragan Tomlin all combined to close out the second inning for the Wildcats. Holloway allowed three walks and three runs and couldn’t record an out. Bryant struck out a batter, but surrendered four runs and a walk and a hit. Tomlin allowed three walks and two unearned runs and a hit, before the second inning concluded.
Hollis Fanning and Melton pitched the final two innings for Tullahoma. Fanning struck out two batters, while Melton surrendered a hit.
Christian Williams got the start for Blackman and recorded the win. In three innings, he allowed two runs, one earned, on a hit and two walks, while striking out four batters.
Jacob Wright tossed the final inning for the Blaze, giving up just a hit, while striking out four batters.