Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
TROUP — Troup bats exploded for nine hits as the Tigers opened the 2013 season on a strong note by ripping Alto, 13-2.
Mason Mallard, Lou Roberson and Brad Palmer each ahd two hits to spark the Tigers (1-0).
Mallard stroked a pair of doubles and drove two runs in.
Seth Gibson, Luke Smith and Ty Howell also hit safely for the winners.
Smith, the third Tiger pitcher of the day, was credited with the win on the hill.
He didn't allow a hit in two frames of work and fanned two while hitting one Alto batter.
The four Tiger pitchers that saw duty collectively gave up just one Yellowjacket hit.