Submitted Macon County Junior High’s Nate Green delivers a pitch during the Tigers’ 19-5, six-inning victory at Carroll-Oakland last Thursday afternoon.

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Macon County Junior High’s Nate Green delivers a pitch during the Tigers’ 19-5, six-inning victory at Carroll-Oakland last Thursday afternoon.

The Macon County Junior High baseball team erupted for five runs in the first inning, propelling the Tigers to an 11-6 victory over visiting Clay County on April 2 at the Roland Kirby Babe Ruth Baseball Stadium.

The first-inning outburst began after the first two batters of the game struck out.

Nate Green, Rawley Ritchie, Eli Mercer, Jordan Rogers and Braylon Flowers all crossed the plate.

Green scored again in the second inning, after Ely Malo scored.

Flowers and Isaac Kirby scored third-inning runs.

Ritchie crossed the plate in the fourth, and Hunter Patterson scored in the fifth.

The Bulldogs scored all of their runs over the final two frames, producing three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth.

Then, Macon County scored multiple runs in five different innings in last Thursday afternoon's 19-5, six-inning rout at Carroll-Oakland.

Malo and Soup Woodard scored in the top of the first, and Malo crossed the plate again in the three-run second, along with Mercer and Patterson.

Malo scored five runs, crossing the plate again in the fourth along with Ritchie and Tyler Gregory.

Malo, Woodard and Kirby scored in the fifth to give the Tigers an 11-2 lead.

The Eagles responded by scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth.

However, Macon County erupted for eight runs in the top of the sixth, with Malo, Woodard, Green, Ritchie, Gregory, Flowers, Mercer and Patterson all scoring.

Woodard crossed the plate three times.

The Tigers improved to 6-3.