The series opener being delayed by a day due to weather didn’t hurt Tullahoma, as the Wildcats defeated Harris on back-to-back days, earning the series sweep over the Golden Eagles.
Tullahoma was originally scheduled to host Harris on Monday, but that game was postponed until Wednesday after rain washed out Monday’s contest. In Shelbyville on Tuesday, the Wildcats needed a seventh-inning rally to notch a 6-2 road win. On Wednesday, Tullahoma dominated from the start, securing a 12-1 run-rule victory.
On Tuesday night, Harris grabbed the early lead, plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning, taking a 2-0 advantage. However, the Wildcats cut into their deficit by getting a score back in the top of the second.
Parker Moore led off the inning with a double into center field, and moved to third base when Clayton Litchford laid down a sacrifice bunt. Andrew Dawson then followed by grounding into a fielder’s choice that allowed Moore to score, cutting the score to 2-1.
Both teams were held off the scoreboard again until the top of the seventh inning, when Tullahoma plated five runs. Litchford drew a walk to start the seventh, before Wade Collins also boarded on a one-out walk.
Danny Martinez followed by reaching on an error, which allowed Litchford to score, evening the score at 2. One play later, Jaxon Sheffield lined a single into left field, plating both Collins and Martinez, putting the Wildcats in front 4-2.
Evan Tomlin added a base knock of his own, and was able to take second base shortly thereafter. Sheffield scored on a wild pitch, before Ashton Dodd followed with an RBI single that scored Tomlin, putting Tullahoma up 6-2.
Charlie Pierce got the start for Tullahoma, tossing an inning for the Wildcats. Pierce allowed two runs on two hits and a pair of walks, while striking out two batters.
Dodd pitched the final six innings for the Wildcats, receiving the win on the mound. Dodd allowed just two hits and two walks, while striking out 11 batters.
At home on Wednesday, Tullahoma scored the first nine runs of the game, before tacking on three more in the bottom of the sixth, earning the run-rule victory.
The Wildcats got the scoring started with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning. Sheffield led things off with a solo home run to right field. Tomlin then followed with a double, and later scored when Jake Martin grounded into a fielder’s choice to put Tullahoma up 2-0.
Collins drew a walk to start the second inning for the Wildcats. Litchford then hammered a double into left field, plating Collins to make it a 3-0 contest.
Dodd reached on a one-out single in the third and stole second base later in the inning for TMS. Martin then lined a single to left field, plating Dodd to up the Wildcats’ lead to 4-0.
Tullahoma followed with three runs in the fourth inning. Pierce led things off with a double, before Martinez drew a walk. Sheffield grounded into a fielder’s choice, as Pierce raced home. Tomlin followed with a sacrifice fly that allowed Martinez to score, making it a 6-0 ballgame.
Dodd followed with a one-out single and was able to advance to second base on the same play. Martin followed with a base hit, which scored Dodd putting TMS up 7-0.
Two more runs came around to score for Tullahoma in the fifth. Collins singled to start the inning, before Pierce worked a one-out walk. Collins later scored on a passed ball while Pierce plated a run on a wild pitch, as Tullahoma opened up a 9-0 advantage.
In the sixth, the Wildcats put the game out of reach with three more runs. Jackson King was hit by the pitch and later scored on a wild pitch, making it a 10-1 ballgame.
Moore added a one-out walk, before Collins reached base on an error. Both runners scored when Pierce hammered a double into left field, giving the Wildcats’ a 12-1 lead.
Sheffield got the start for Tullahoma on the mound, allowing just three hits and striking out six batters.
Collins tossed the final inning for the Wildcats, surrendering an unearned run and three walks, while striking out a batter.
Tullahoma is scheduled to round out CTC play this week by hosting Coffee County on Monday, before traveling to Manchester on Tuesday. On both days, first pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.