Indians clinch Title Game Appearance

Tallulah Falls School (TFS) Athletics reports that the Indians are heading to the State Championship. TFS worked a two-game sweep of King’s Ridge on Friday evening, taking a huge 8-7 comeback win in the opener and an 8-3 victory to clinch.


It was disastrous early on, as King’s Ridge scored four in the first and two in the second for a 6-0 lead. The Indians got back in the contest with a four-run fourth. Chase Pollock singled in a pair before a run scored on a passed ball. David Dutary brought home Wyatt Franks to make it a 6-4 game. In the next frame, Diego Gonzalez had an RBI single, and moments later Pollock had the game-tying hit. The Tigers got a solo homer in the sixth to pull ahead 7-6, but the comeback Indians were at it again. Ashton Roache launched a line drive homerun to tie the game with one out in the seventh, and Dutary’s base hit to left proved to be the game-winner. Danny Grant, Gonzalez, Caden Walker, and Dutary all had two hits apiece, while Pollock had three RBI and Dutary two. Pollock went six innings and earned the win despite giving up seven earned runs and recording one strikeout against 11 hits and four walks. Cole Bonitatibus notched a save with a perfect seventh.

W: Chase Pollock (7-3)
S: Cole Bonitatibus (3)
HR: Ashton Roache (6)
RBI: 3 Chase Pollock, 2 David Dutary, Ashton Roache, Diego Gonzalez


Andrew Skvarka got the nod to start game two, and delivered. He was staked to a 7-run first inning lead. Roache hit a 3-run homer, Pollock doubled in one, and BJ Carver had an RBI double to make it 5-0. Dutary blasted a 2-run homerun to complete the big inning. Pollock’s RBI groundout in the second advanced the lead to 8-0, and Skvarka would go six innings and give up three runs on eight hits and no strikeouts. Bonitatibus pitched the final frame and struck out two.

W: Andrew Skvarka (5-1)
HR: Ashton Roache (7), David Dutary (1)
RBI: 3 Ashton Roache, 2 David Dutary, 2 Chase Pollock, BJ Carver

The Indians are now 27-10 on the season and winners of six in a row as they head into next week’s State Championship series.