Causey Tigers Win County Championship
Congratulations to the Causey Baseball team on winning their THIRD STRAIGHT COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP !!! The Tigers entered the semifinals Friday facing Faith Academy. Causey played a sloppy 1st inning allowing 4 runs on 5 errors. It seemed like Faith was on their way to eliminating Causey from the tournament and ending their chance for a third straight title. The Tigers regained their winning composure and starting the comeback by scoring their first run in the bottom of the 1st on Colin "Bulldog" Atchison's double followed by Nick "The Beast" Franzone's RBI double. The Tiger's defense tightened up and only surrendered 1 more run to Faith. The Tiger's offense continued to chip away at Faith's lead by adding another run in the bottom of the third on Tyler Atchison's solo home-run over the right center field fence, for a second homer of the year. Causey added two more runs in the bottom of the 5th, with 2 outs, "Bulldog" Atchison's single followed by Franzone being hit by a pitch, before Jonathan "Pretty Boy" Markham laced a single into right field for a 2 run hit. The Tigers entered the bottom of the 7th trailing Faith 5 to 4. Pinch-hitter Branson "Back-Ache" Audette slapped a single into center field and advanced to second base on a sacrifice bunt by Chase "King Causey" Poole. Tyler Atchison followed with a single to left before Nick "The Beast" Franzone delivered the game winning, two out double to center field to drive in Pinch-runner Daniel Bartson, and Atchison. Tyler finished the game with 2 hits in four at bats, while Colin was 3 for 4, and Franzone was 2 for 3. Chase Brunson was the winning pitcher for the Tigers allowing only 1 earned run on 6 hits and striking out 3.
Causey advanced to the Championship game on Saturday, for the fourth time in the four year history of the baseball program ! Causey would have to travel to UMS.
Tyler Atchison wasted no time getting Causey's offense started by lacing the 3rd pitch of the game into right field for lead-off single, followed by a stolen base. Nick Franzone later doubled to drive Tyler in for Causey's first run. Causey scored again in the top of the third, to take a 2 to 0 lead, as Chase Poole led off the inning with a double and advanced to 3rd on "Bulldog" Atchison's single. Poole then scored on a double steal that he and "Bulldog" played perfectly ! Later in the inning Causey failed to capitalize with bases loaded and 1 out, as the next two batters struck out and grounded out to first to end the threat. UMS scored 4 runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4 to 2 lead over Causey. The Tigers added another run in the top of the fifth inning, to cut UMS's lead to one, as Colin Atchison led off with a single on scored on as Nick Franzone and Branzone followed the singles. Relief pitcher, Lukas "Country Boy" Young held UMS scoreless in the bottom of the 5th. Causey entered the 6th inning trailing by 1. Causey's first two batters struck out before Chase Poole doubled down the 3rd base line and scored on Tyler "Clutch" Atchison's single to right field that tied the game. Colin Atchison followed with a walk before Nick Franzone delivered a double driving in Tyler for the go ahead run. The Tiger's defense held UMS in the bottom of the 7th as "Country Boy" Young struck out the last batter to record the victory for Causey. Tyler and colin Atchison and Chase Poole each had 2 hits, and Nick Franzone was 3 for 4, including his second straight game winning hit. Lukas Young came in relief to record the victory for Causey. The Tigers finished the season with 14-1 record and their third straight County Championship Title.
Comments on "Causey Tigers Win County Championship"
4/27/2010 9:18:49 AM
I am so proud of this TEAM and their coaches. They worked hard and each member gave their all on and off the field of play.
Sportsmanship and hard play resulted in their winning the Championship again for the third year in a row!
Their coaches are excellent roll models and that is needed so much in this day and time. I am very proud to be the mother and wife of these outstanding men. Much Love to them both.
4/27/2010 2:34:15 AM
Way to go Causey Tigers! You have had an awesome year again. Your team knows how to work together and listen to your coaches. You have worked hard to get where you are this year and you should be very proud of yourselves. Kuddos to you all and congradulations to the coaches for a job well done.
4/26/2010 7:22:19 AM
Congradulatipns Causey Tigers! You have great team sportsmanship and it shows. Keep up the good work and Go-Gittim-Tigers! Congradulatipns to your coaches also for they are always the hand that keeps guiding you.
Way to go Tigers!
4/23/2010 11:08:58 AM
im a old member of causey middle school its good to see that they are coming up GO TIGERS
4/20/2010 11:30:00 PM
Way to go Causey Tigers! You have an awesome team and awesome coaches. Keep up the great work. God Bless you all.
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