“We hit the ball really hard early in the game but they made the plays against us,” said DCHS coach Alex Duhaime. “We were able to take advantage of some errors late, with a few hits in the right spots. Defensively we were not great but we were able to overcome.”
Campbell took a 4-0 lead in the bottom of the third and held it until the top of the fifth inning when Douglas County pushed three runs across the plate.
With one out in the fifth, Dylan Wilkie walked to get on base and Cody Tucker was brought in as a courtesy runner. After the second out, Tyler Blamble singled to left, scoring Tucker. After a Kalum Lo Vargas walk, Tyler Arnold reached on an error by the right fielder and both runners on base scored to cut the Tiger deficit to one run.
DC scored six runs in the following inning to take their first lead of the day.
With two outs and David Ihrig on first after a walk, Wilkie singled and Tucker was again brought in as a courtesy runner for the catcher. Tyler Gaines walked to load the bases. Bramble stepped up to the plate and was hit by a pitch, bringing in Ihrig. Vargas then singled, scoring Tucker and Gaines. Arnold reached on an error and both Bramble and Vargas scored. Arnold advanced to second on the play and was then knocked in on a Logan Tillem single for the sixth run of the inning. DC now led 9-3.
Campbell added three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and overall outhit DC 9-6, but they would not overcome the Tiger two run lead.
Tillem picked up the win on the mound. He allowed six runs but only one earned off of seven hits, over 5-1/3 innings pitched. He struck out six and walked one. Ihrig got the save. He allowed one run off of two hits over the final 1-2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out one.
Alex Jardine took a tough no-decision on the mound for Campbell. He allowed three runs, one earned, off of one hit over five innings. He struck out five DC batters. Dalton Isley took the loss, allowing six runs, three earned over two-thirds of an inning. Imani Willis threw the last 1-1/3 innings for Campbell. He allowed no hits.
Arnold led the Tigers hitters with two hits. He picked up two RBIs and scored once. Blamble was 1-for-1 with two RBI’s and two runs scored. Vargas went 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs.
Austin Green led Campbell with three hits, a run, and two RBIs. Willis was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
DC will be back to work Tuesday when they host Newnan at Norton Field starting at 5:30 p.m.