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Tigers fall short, making early exit in tourney
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The DeKalb County Tigers made a quick exit in the district tourney, first losing to Smith County 9-6, then losing to Livingston Academy 17-9.In the Smith County, game, the Tigers jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the inning coming off an RBI single from Cody PuckettThe Owls would surpass that feat by scoring four runs in the inning, giving them a 4-1 lead.DeKalb would again score a run in the second inning, this time coming from the bat of Devin Summers as he drove in a run with a line drive to centerfield.DeKalb’s defense would recover well after the four-run outburst in the first inning by not allowing a hit in the second. The Tigers would again score in the third inning, this time bringing in two runs to tie up the score.The Tigers again shut out the Owls for a second consecutive inning, only allowing two hits.The Tiger wouldn’t have any success in the fourth at bat or at the mound as the Owls managed to drive in two runs and regain the lead.In the fifth inning, it was a stalemate for both teams as neither would allow a run. DeKalb got back into form in the sixth inning when they ripped the Owls’ pitcher for two runs, one run coming from Graham and one run coming from Cook.