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April 30, 2014

Class 2A bi-district baseball: Troup to face Tatum in best-of-three series

TROUP —

District 18-2A's runner-up, the Tigers of Troup, will play Tatum in a best-of-three Class 2A, Region III series that will open up at 7 p.m. Thursday in Tatum.

The second affair is scheduled to be played at 7 p.m. Friday evening at New Diana High School.

If a rubber game is needed, it will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday at Longview High School.

Troup, coached by Tell Ross, ended its regular season with a 15-9 record.

The Tigers finished behind only Hawkins in what turned out to be a highly competitive conference race.

For the second year in-a-row, the Eagles will be representing District 19-2A as the third place unit.

Tatum (15-10) finished behind New Diana and White Oak in league play.

The Eagles will enter post season on a hot streak, having won five of their last six games.

Tiger team members are: Mason Mallard, Luke Smith, Brandon Hearon, Lou Roberson, Dakota Deese and Garrett Pendleton.

Other Troup players include, Ty Howell, Tanner Hopson, Dalton Hayes, Brant Palmer, Nate Jenkinson and Kyle Williams.

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