After trailing 6-4 entering the bottom of the sixth inning in the first round of its area tournament game Thursday, Tallassee used a four-run sixth to catapult itself to an 8-6 victory over Beauregard.
Tallassee head coach Pat Love was pleased with his team’s fight, but said there’s room to grow.
“We didn’t play our best right there, but that’s the way the postseason goes,” Love said. “The pressure gets up. We gotta handle the pressure better the next game.”
Tallassee hitters Abbie Davis and Brook Royster each had key RBI knocks in the frame, while a pair of squeeze bunts scratched across an additional two runs for the Tigers.
Belle Haynes proved Tallassee’s most consistent force at the plate throughout the contest, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Davis went 3-for-4 in her own right with two RBIs.
Tallassee first baseman Avary Lumpkin hit the game's lone home run in the second inning.
Chloe Davidson started in the circle and tossed six innings for the Tigers, picking up a win, before Alexis Walls polished off the Hornets in the seventh inning for a save.
Tallassee will take on the winner of Brewbaker Tech and Pike Road at 5 p.m. Thursday.