Tigers swipe nine bags to defeat Comets

Circleville dropped a six-spot on host Central Crossing in the sixth inning on Saturday to secure a 12-5 non-league win.

The Tigers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in their first at-bat and then increased that advantage to 4-0 in the third and 6-0 going to the bottom of the fourth.

Circleville’s Matt Bradley doubled and scored on Saturday in a 12-5 win over Central Crossing.

Central Crossing scored all five of its runs in its half of the fourth to suddenly make it a one-run game.

Scott Moats reached to open the sixth on a bunt single, stole second and advanced to third on an error. After Austin Gray reached on a dropped pop out by the third baseman and stole second, Tate DeBord lined a single to right to drive in Moats and then stole second.

JD Reuter lined a 1-2 offering to right for an RBI single to score Gray.

After Reuter swiped second and Logan Smith was hit by a pitch, Drew Thornsley doubled to center to chase home DeBord and Reuter.

Trent Smith finally made the first out of the inning, but it was a productive sacrifice fly to right to bring in Logan Smith.

Thornsley then swiped the fourth bag of the inning for the Tigers and scored on a wild pitch.

DeBord went 3-for-4 with an RBI and run scored and Nolan West turned in a 2-for-5 afternoon with an RBI and two runs scored to lead the Tigers. Gray singled, drove in two and scored twice, Thornsley doubled, drove in three and scored and Matt Bradley doubled and scored.

Circleville ran at-will in the non-league win, swiping nine bases.

Parker Kidwell threw the final three and one-third innings, allowed a hit, walked two and struck out a batter.

The Tigers (9-6) resume Mid-State League Buckeye Division play on Monday when they host Logan Elm.

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