High School Sports

Tattnall Square bounces back to paste Stratford

Tattnall Square’s baseball program was in unfamiliar territory prior to Tuesday’s game at Stratford. For the first time this season, the Trojans were coming off of a loss.

The feeling didn’t last long.

The Trojans (15-1, 8-0) rebounded from Friday’s 8-2 loss to Eagle’s Landing Christian in dominating fashion, getting a strong all-around effort in a 21-2 romp.

The Trojans scored three times in the first and third innings before pouring it on to score nine times in the fourth inning and adding six more in the fifth inning against Stratford (11-6, 5-4) before the game ended on the 10-run mercy rule.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for the Eagles, whose most recent loss came to Tattnall on March 24, 7-1.

“Sometimes losses are good things if you take them the right way and motivates you to do better,” Tattnall head coach Joey Hiller said. “The guys have been working hard and (Tuesday) we played pretty well. I was pleased with the effort and approach. We played really well.”

Cory Bartholomew hurled three shutout innings, giving up two hits to get the win and also helped his own cause at the plate, driving in a game-high five runs with three hits. Dalton Newman had four RBI, and Austin Granger, one of many Trojans players to come off the bench and contribute in the late innings, drove in three runs.