Tigers battle Bobcats for county baseball bragging rights

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

GREEN FOREST -- Regardless of the season a team has had it's always good to beat the cross-county rival. And last Friday Green Forest and Berryville went toe-to-toe for bragging rights. Well, for four innings, things were great for the Tigers with a score of 5--1 in favor of Green Forest. Things were still looking OK through the fifth, with a score of 6--4. But six unanswered runs for the Bobcats in the sixth and seventh innings, as the Tigers were held scoreless, helped Berryville win this year's matchup 11--6.

Green Forest Tony Coffey is somewhat philosophical about this year's Tiger baseball team. "We're playing all sophomores and freshmen," Coffey said. "We have one senior... and this is the first year (since little league) he's played," he adds.

From the Berryville perspective it was a wonderful game. "We're real proud of the effort," said Bobcat coach Matt Sayer, speaking for the entire coaching staff. His 'Cats pulled away in the sixth. Offensively, besides the 11 runs, the Berryville had 14 hits and only three errors.

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