Alcovy rolls on the diamond

Alcovy seems to have put a difficult stretch on the baseball field behind it.

The Tigers got a shutout from Jake Jones and defeated Dutchtown 12-0 in five innings Tuesday in a Region 3-AAAA game in Hampton. The Tigers, who were comng off a 13-3 win in five innings over Woodland on Monday, improved to 9-8 overall and 6-3 in league play.

"Any time you score 25 runs in 10 innings you're doing something right. I wish we were on spring break every week," Tigers coach Casey Bates said. "I just hope we keep it up."

Alcovy, which had lost six of eight games before this week's scoring outburst, gets the rest of the week off before hosting Jones County in a key region game Monday.

"That's a big game, too," Bates said. "For us to be the team we want to be come playoff time, we got to take care of business."

Eastside, which had won 11 of 12 games before a loss to Stockbridge last week, bounced back with an 11-6 victory over Sandy Creek Tuesday. The Eagles, who moved to 14-4 overall and 8-2 in Region 4-AAA, host Eagle's Landing today at 5:55 p.m.