Tigers lose to Warriors on diamond
by Staff Report
Apr 04, 2013 | 388 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe scored just two runs but it was enough as the Warriors defeated Adairsville, 2-1, in high school baseball Wednesday.

LFO scored its runs in the first and sixth innings. The Tigers fought back to score their only run in the fourth and then were unable to answer the second run and lost their fifth game in a row.

Adairsville pitchers Dylan Cochran and Cody Melton allowed five hits, struck out six and issued two bases on balls. LFO’s pitchers allowed just one Adairsville hit over seven innings, issued one base on balls and struck out five.

Cochran got the Tigers only hit, a double.

LFO’s Trey Silmon scored the game’s first run, reaching on a single, moving to second on an error and then scoring on a RBI single by Bradley Travis.

Tristin Smith scored for Adairsville in the fourth inning, coaxing a base on balls to reach base and then scoring on an error.

Cochran doubled his way on base, reached third on an error and then was stranded.

Smith also got on base in the seventh inning after being hit by a pitch. He moved to second on an error but could advance no further as the Tigers failed to capitalize on the opportunity.

LFO tallied its second run with a home run shot.

Melton took the loss for Adairsville.

The Tigers dropped to 6-12 with the loss and now have a 2-6 Region 5B-AAA record.

Adairsville returns to the diamond on Friday, when the Tigers visit Armuchee. The game is to start at 5 p.m.

LFO improved to 4-8 overall with the win and and is 1-3 in the region. The Warriors next play Trion at home on Friday. The game is slated for a 5 p.m. start.