DHS drops Reeltown, Elmore Co.Published 11:40am Tuesday, March 5, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Despite a 0-2 start, Dadeville ended the Field of Dreams tournament on a high note, downing Reeltown and Elmore County in their final two games.
With a eight-inning 12-11 slugfest victory over the Rebels and a 6-0 shutout of Elmore County, the Tigers are now 4-5 on the year and secured a third place finish in the tournament, which was won by Benjamin Russell.
“We struggled to throw strikes,” DHS baseball coach Randy Nolen said of the Reeltown game. “We were up 10-2 in the fifth and (Reeltown) came back to tie it.”
Corey Cruz threw a complete game shutout against ECHS as the bats came alive for the Tigers.
“That was a bright spot,” Nolen said. “I was glad to see that. We’re getting there. We just need to get the weather to be more conducive to baseball and not ice hockey. I’m disappointed in our running game. We’re not even close to where we need to be.”
Next for DHS is a double-header at Reeltown. Check Wednesday’s issue of The Outlook for a recap of those games.