The Commerce High School baseball team earned a region win after defeating the Towns County Indians last week.
The Tigers are now 3-4 in region play (6-7 overall), heading into a schedule of eight straight region games.
Caleb Brooks controlled the mound, pitching four-and-a-half innings allowing only four hits and one earned run. Brooks also fanned five batters.
Chase Ledbetter led the Tigers at bat, going two-for-three with one RBI and one run scored. Chandler Rodgers, Grayson Cochran and Drew Hulsey each added an RBI in the 6-2 victory.
“It wasn’t pretty but a win is a win with this young bunch,” said coach Steve Cotrell. “Hopefully we can get back on track after snapping the three-game skid.”
Saturday, the Diamond Tigers were narrowly ousted by rival Jefferson, 4-3.
Commerce held a 3-2 lead heading into the seventh inning, but the Dragons plated two runs in the bottom to seal the victory.
“Jefferson is the best team we have faced this season and I felt like we out played them, but we just haven’t gained that swagger and confidence we need to win the close games,” added Cotrell. “We are getting better every day and when we start believing that we are going to win, then we will start winning these one-run games. In five out of our seven losses, we have been winning in the sixth (inning) or beyond.”
Chandler Rodgers went two-for-three with one run scored and one RBI. Daniel Streetman was one-for-three with two RBIs.
The Tigers travel to George Walton Academy on Thursday for a region 8-A matchup at 5:30 p.m.