Troup holds off Callaway

By Kevin Eckleberry

March 2, 2014

The Troup Tigers got off to a fast start with six runs in the first two innings, and they made that early lead stand up en route to a 6-4 victory over the home-standing Callaway Cavaliers on Saturday.

“It’s always good to win against one of your cross-town rivals,” Troup coach Craig Garner said. “They’re a quality team. (Callaway coach Dusty Hubbard) does a great job with them. We’re always happy to get a win.”

Callaway, meanwhile, made a game of it after falling behind 6-0, but the deficit was too great.

“We did a great job of battling back, we just played so poorly we couldn’t overcome it,” Hubbard said.

Bo Halcomb started for Troup, and he pitched five innings to get the win.

Winston Turner pitched the final two innings and made the lead stand up.

Turner had three hits for Troup, and Tyler Kemp and C.J. Tatum each had two hits.

Hubbard brought in Perry Keith as a relief pitcher in the second inning, and he did a nice job before giving way to Nick O’Berry in the sixth inning.

“(Keith) just did a great job and held them where it was, and Nick pitched two innings,” Hubbard said. “They gave us a chance.”

Callaway had runners on second and third in the bottom of the seventh, but they were left stranded.

“We had a chance,” Hubbard said. “That’s all you can ask.”