Tigers continue hot streak with nine wins
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.