Tigers continue hot streak with nine wins

Blue bats have been pounding out timely hits


Clayton Gibbs had two hits and a run batted in during the Tigers’ victory over Austin St. Savio Tuesday. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Clayton Gibbs had two hits and a run batted in during the Tigers’ victory over Austin St. Savio Tuesday. Reporter/Bill Martin After posting a 3-2 mark in the Killeen ISD tournament over the weekend, the Rockdale Tigers continued their winning ways Tuesday night with a 4-3 victory over Austin’s St. Dominic Savio.

The Tigers improve to 9-3 on the season.

Against mostly Class 5A competition, the Tigers compiled a 3-2 record in the Killeen tournament.

The tournament was a round-robin format with no champion or all-tournament team.

On a chilly evening Tuesday, the Tigers fought back from a 1-0 deficit and broke open a tie with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning to secure the victory.

Clayton Gibbs led the comeback with a pair of hits and a run batted in.

Six other Tigers produced hits, while they also swiped eight bases, led by Hayden Offield’s three.

Gibbs is off to a scalding start to the season, batting .472 with seven RBI and seven stolen bases.

Offield logged the win with two and a third innings of relief work, while fanning four batters and allowing no walks and no runs.

In the Killeen tournament, Rockdale defeated Killeen 6-4, Killeen Shoemaker 6-5 and Killeen Ellison 6-5.

The Tigers fell to Academy 6-5 and Copperas Cove 14-12.

Highlights included Offield’s 3-for-3 showing against against Cove that included two doubles.

Preston Ehler was 3-for- 5 with a pair of doubles and Kacy Waxler brought in four runs.


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