An early-season showdown turned into a pitcher's duel at Bill Womack Field on Friday night as the Ringgold Tigers improved to 4-1 with a 2-1 victory over cross county rival Heritage.
Ringgold would get a run in the bottom of the first inning. Heritage (0-4) would tie things up in the top of the fourth, but the Tigers would answer with what would turn out to be the game-winner in the bottom half of the inning.
Ringgold had just four hits on the night, but three came courtesy of Dalton Schley, who drove in one of the Tigers' runs. Casey Pate was credited with the other RBI.
Heritage had just two hits. Blake Bryan drove in the only run of the game for the Generals with his base knock, while Cole Wilcox had the other hit.
Wilcox and Ringgold's Nathan Camp both threw four innings and struck out five batters. Holden Tucker threw the last three innings for Ringgold, while Justin Morris finished up for the Generals. Morris also finished with five strikeouts.
The Tigers, now winners of four straight, will put their streak on the line Saturday with a 1 p.m. contest against Gordon Lee.
Heritage will return home on Saturday for a pair of games. They will face Coahulla Creek at 10:30 a.m. before taking on Carrollton at 3 p.m. Coahulla Creek and Carrollton will face off in the second game of the day's triple-header.