It was a long, but successful Saturday for the Ringgold Tigers, who bounced back from Friday's shutout loss to Heritage by taking down defending Region 6-AAAA champion Northwest Whitfield in both ends of a day-night doubleheader.
Ringgold 11, Northwest 1
The Tigers made quick work of the Bruins in the day's opener, which was part of the Catoosa County Children's Fund Baseball Classic at AT&T Field in Chattanooga.
Ringgold struck for four runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back as it picked up a five-inning, run-rule victory.
The Tigers added two runs in the bottom of the second and two more in the bottom of the third before closing things out with a three-spot in the bottom of the fifth.
Dalton Schley continued to blister the baseball. The catcher had four RBI's and delivered his second three-double game of the young season.
Ty Jones had two hits, including a double, and drove in a run. Andre Tarver and Holden Tucker had two hits apiece with Tucker picking up an RBI. Gavin Hollis also had a run-scoring hit in the rout.
Nathan Camp, the starting pitcher, helped himself with two hits, two RBIs and three runs scored. He allowed five hits, three walks and no earned runs, striking out two to earn the win on the mound.
Ringgold 13, Northwest 4
In the second game of the doubleheader, played Saturday night at in Tunnel Hill, the Tigers held a 3-2 lead after three innings, but erupted for five runs in both the fifth and sixth innings.
Tarver had three hits and drove in a season-high seven runs to pace the Ringgold offense. Tucker also had three hits. Camp added two hits, while Schley collected three more RBIs.
Wyatt Tennant pitched three innings and struck out four, while Andrew Ghormley threw the last two innings for the Tigers, who are now 6-3 on the season.
Ringgold is scheduled to host North Paulding at 5:55 p.m. on Tuesday in a non-region game.