Dadeville spilts double-header with St. JamesPublished 12:03pm Thursday, March 14, 2013
By Ed Bailey
Dadeville lost game one of their Tuesday doubleheader against St. James in a 13-10 slugfest.
The Tigers rebounded in the nightcap, downing St. James 8-2.
In game one, C.J. Tolbert had two hits and scored three runs.
Caleb Nolen had two hits and scored two runs.
Jack Stephenson notched a single and a triple. Stephenson also scored twice.
Trevor McKinley had two singles.
Will Duffy started the game, going three innings and giving up five runs.
Relief pitching in the first contest wasn’t much better. Logan Duck was roughed up for six runs in just over an inning of work.
DHS head baseball coach Randy Nolen wasn’t pleased with the ineffective pitching of his staff in the first game.
“I didn’t like that we gave up 13 runs,” he said.
Nolen said that to the team’s credit, they are able to respond well to adversity.
“I don’t know what it is,” Nolen said. “We’ve been behind several times this year, but this group does a pretty good job of not panicking. We were down 5-0 in the third , but we scored three in the third and two in the fourth to tie it up. St. James scored six in the top of the fitfh and we came back and scored five in the bottom of the inning.”
St. James added two more runs in the top of the seventh to seal it.
In game two, Dadeville’s pitching was much better.
“We’re coming around,” Nolen said. “But we’re walking too many people. We had nine walks in the first game and seven walks in the second game. But we’re getting back to playing baseball. We’ve just got to cut down on the walks and give ourselves a chance to make plays.”