The Tullahoma Wildcats snagged a late lead and defeated Dobyns-Bennett 22-12 on Thursday. The Cats trailed 9-8 in the top of the sixth inning when DJ Dillehay tripled on a 1-2 count, scoring three runs. That opened the flood gates as Tullahoma plated 9 in the 6th and 7 in the 7th to pull away from the Indians in a slugfest in the Glad Slam Classic at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro.
The Wildcats were boosted by Evan Tomlin who went 5-for-6 at the plate. Tomlin homered in the third, singled in the fourth, singled in the sixth, singled in the seventh, and singled in the seventh. Tomlin also got the start for the cats on the mound. he went three and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on three hits and striking out six.
Wade Collins got the win for the Wildcats. The righthander allowed three hits and three runs over one and one-third innings, walking one.
Tullahoma continues play in the Grand Slam Challenge over the weekend. They’ll face Mt. Juliet tonight at Stewarts Creek at 6:30 before wrapping up the week with a Saturday double header. They’ll play Father Ryan at Middle Tennessee Christian before visiting Stewarts Creek at 6:00.
The next Wildcat baseball broadcast on 93.9 The Duck is March 26th at 5:20 pm when they host Coffee County.
The Duck will feature a trio of Tullahoma softball games over the next week. First on Sunday the Lady Cats host Coffee County at 3 p.m. Tuesday they open district 8-3A play vs Page at 7 p.m. and next Friday (March 25th) They host district foe Marshall County at 7 p.m. All broadcasts begin 10 minutes prior to the scheduled first pitch.