The Tullahoma Wildcats punched a ticket to the state tournament for the the first time since 2013 Friday night as they shutout South-Doyle 8-0 in the 3-A Sectional at Grider Stadium.
Tullahoma wasted no time offensively, jumping out 3-0 in the first thanks to RBI singles from Ragan Tomlin and Broady Melton, a fielding error on the Melton hit allowed a second run to score on the play.
The Wildcats plated two more runs in the second starting the frame with three straight hits, a double by Ashton Dodd and singles from Jayden Eggleston and DJ Dillehay.
Tullahoma capped the night scoring two runs in the fifth on a ground out and bases loaded walk and a SAC-FLY in the 6th by Melton who finished with a pair of RBIs.
On the Mound Jayron Morris tossed a gem to pick up the win pitching six scoreless innings while holding South-Doyle to just 2 hits. He struck out seven and walked just two. Morris was also 3-4 at the plate and earned Player of the Game honors from Bowman-On Target Marketing.
Noah Irwin took the loss for South-Doyle surrendering 5 runs on 11 hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 3 innings.
Tullahoma, who improved to 26-13 on the year, will open the state tournament Tuesday at either 4:00 or 6:30 at either Blackman or Smyrna High School. The bracket will be announced by the TSSAA Saturday morning.
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Photo Courtesy of Zach Birdsong, Tullahoma City Schools