Tae Singletary saved one of the best performances of his stellar baseball career at Madison County High School for last. The hard throwing right-hander overpowered the Valdosta Wildcats, striking out fifteen and giving up only three hits. If that wasn’t enough, Singletary broke a scoreless tie with a two-run home run in the fifth inning as the Cowboys trounced the Wildcats, 7-1.
Singletary kept the Wildcats in check with his trademark fastball and a sharp breaking ball. The Cowboy senior, in sixty innings of work this season, has struck out 111 hitters and compiled a 2.55 earned run average. At the plate, Singletary is hitting .349 and leading the Cowboys’ home run production with five round trippers.
The Cowboys pounded out 13 hits against Valdosta pitching en route to the victory. Aaron Brown had three hits in five trips to the plate. His fifth inning single put him aboard for the Singletary blast. Singletary reached base in all five of his plate appearances, adding a single and three walks to his shot over the left center field wall. Brown added his own two-run homer in the sixth inning and tacked on an RBI double in the seventh to finish with three RBIs and three runs scored. Heath Carroll was near perfect at the plate with four singles in five at-bats. D.J. McKnight had two hits and an RBI. Laterrian McDaniel and Zack Money also had base hits for the Cowboys.
The Cowboys head into district play next week having won four of their last five games. The boys from Boot Hill face the district host Rickards Raiders on Tuesday, April 26th, at 7:00 in a district semifinal contest.