Swainsboro Tigers hit the stretch run


The Swainsboro Tigers baseball team (15-7) are nearing the finish line in terms of their region baseball schedule and are still in competition for the top spot in the region. At 6-2 for region play, the Tigers trail only Bleckley County (6-0), but a three-game set with the Royals looms next week. Bleckley County also still has to play Dublin in a three-game series this week and the Irish are the only team to mar Swainsboro’s region schedule.

The Tigers prepped for the season ending series with Bleckley by playing up in competition last week. Swainsboro played two games with 5AAAAA Statesboro (20th ranked), splitting the pair, and also a game against the #5 ranked team in 3AAA, Morgan County, losing that one.

Both losses last week were very close games. Swainsboro dropped their lone game against Morgan County 10-8. Brice Marchman led the offense with three hits while Caden Daily and Lenox Lively collected two hits apiece.

Against Statesboro, the Tigers lost the game in the final inning, 8-7. Lively had three hits, including two doubles and Brandon Chapman singled twice for the Tigers. Marchman pitched six tough innings for Swainsboro.

In game two, Swainsboro routed the Blue Devils 16-7 behind two monster innings. The Tigers scored nine runs in the second inning and five runs in the fifth inning for the victory. Marchman drove in four runs on two hits. Petyon Mason pitched well in the win. Swainsboro capitalized on nine walks to keep the bases full of Tigers.

The Tigers will await the Bleckley County Royals next week as the #1 region seed is still in the balance. Swainsboro will host on Tuesday and Friday at 5:30 p.m. and travel to Cochran on Thursday.

Swainsboro celebrated their seniors at Tiger Field last week. The Tigers salute six seniors on this squad: Isaiah Fultz, Brandon Chapman, Gabe Conley, Lenox Lively, Caden Daley and Caden Tapley. These seniors have represented their school, community, and baseball program well in their Swainsboro Tigers career.