The Ethel Tigers raised their record to 5-2 over the last week with victories two wins each over Weir and French Camp and a loss to Starkville.
Ethel started the Winona Tournament with a win over the Weir Lions on Thursday night. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead in the contest with three first inning runs and never looked back.
Blake McKinley and Tyson Steen both pitched for the Tigers giving up just three runs in the game.
Ethel led 6-3 entering the seventh inning, but was able to put the game away with an offensive barrage that pushed the final score to 11-3.
The Weir Lions then paid a visit to Ethel on Friday night and the Tiger bats were still on fire.
The Tigers scored 17 runs in the contest on 13 hits in just three innings to win the contest 17-2.
Guyton Lindsay had three hits and Adam Myers had multiple hits as well with Blake McKinley and Tyson Steen collecting singles.
Both Ryan McKinley and Justin Self hit homeruns for the Tigers in the contest as well. The Tigers then traveled back to Winona on Saturday to continue the Winona Tournament with a hard fought 7-6 victory over the French Camp Academy Panthers. With temps in the 30s and snow showers, the games rolled on.
Guyton Lindsay and Ladarius Erving both had multiple hits in the contest with Justin Self and Ryan McKinley each collecting a key RBI.
Parker Beall singled home the game winning run in the top of the fifth inning, and that hit and RBI proved to be the game winner for the Tigers.
In the second game on Saturday the Tigers lost to the Starkville Yellowjackets 13-2. Brandon Weeks and Guyton Lindsay pitched for Ethel, but were unable stifle the Yellowjacket bats.
The Tigers did continue to hit the ball in the contest with Guyton Lindsay collecting two hits, along with Blake McKinley and Parker Beall collecting hits as well.
Ryan McKinley hit another homerun as well for the Tigers in the shortened contest.
On Monday night the Tigers traveled to French Camp and continued their offensive attack on the Panthers by winning 12-0 in five innings. Blake McKinley pitched five shutout innings for the Tigers, keeping the Panthers off balance all night.
Ryan McKinley hit another homerun for the Tigers in the first inning to put them up 3-0, and they never looked back.
“I wish it was getting easier for us, but with Greenville St. Joe, Forest, Choctaw Central and Simpson Academy in one week, it’s going to be a real test for us,” said Tiger head coach Chris Schuster. “We still have a long way to go, but we are starting to play smarter and we’re hitting the ball with more consistency. By the time district starts, we should be ready.”
The Tigers will host Greenville St. Joe Thursday night starting at 4 p.m. and will travel to Noxapater on Saturday for an 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. contest.
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