GC Baseball: After nailing down 400, Tigers roll to two more wins

Mar. 4—LINDALE — There's no slowing down for Corsicana's Tigers, who celebrated delivering Coach Heath Autrey's 400th win on Thursday. They didn't top it off with champagne — instead they topped it off with two more wins on Friday.

They picked up 401 and 402 in their final day at the Lindale Tournament, knocking off Lindale 8-2 and ripping Pittsburg 11-1 in four innings.

Connor Perkins had his own celebration against Pittsburg. Perkins not only dominated on the mound, allowing just two hits and one run while striking out three and allowing just one walk, but had a memorable day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a triple, scoring twice and driving in three runs. Perkins opened the day by going 1-for-4, scoring twice and driving in two runs in the Tigers' 8-2 win over Lindale.

Adrian Baston, the most lethal high school leadoff man in Texas, drove in four runs, going 2-for-4 with a pair of knockout doubles and scoring a run against Pittsburg. That's seven RBIs from two bats (Perkins and Baston).

Dylan Anderton went 2-for-2 and drove in three runs and Trenton Burton went 1-for-2, scored and drove in a run. Josh Portillo went 1-for-1 in the short game, doubled, scored a run against Pittsburg.

The Tigers won their first game Friday, beating host Lindale 8-2, but it was never that close. Brody Dobbs, one of the bright surprises this season for the Tigers, did it again on the mound, slamming the door on the Lindale bats, going 5 1/3 innings without allowing an earned run, Easton Autrey took care of the final 1 2/3 innings.

They Tigers had no trouble scoring against Lindale. Autrey walked three times, singled and scored twice. Baston went 1-for-4 and drove in a run, Blake Phillips went 1-for-2 with an RBI and Portillo went 2-for-4, scored and drove in a run.

The Tigers, who are now 6-3 for the season, can't win No. 403 until Thursday when they play in the West Tournament.