BASEBALL Watertown 8-AA champs

The District 8-AA tournament champion Watertown Purple Tigers

Tigers play May 17 v. Marion County -

SMITHVILLE – Watertown's baseball team improved to 24-5 and earned the District 8-AA tournament championship with an 8-3 win over DeKalb County Wednesday evening.

With the victory, the Purple Tigers earned a home game Monday, May 17 in the opening round of the Region 4-AA tournament. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Alec Whitlock went 4-of-4 and Brandon Watts finished 3-for-4 and drove in two runs against DeKalb County as WHS scored two in the top of the third and tacked on four runs in the fifth. Kaden Seay went 2-for-3 and scored twice while KJ Wood drove in a pair of runs with a single and a double, scored two runs and stole a base.

Starter Kendal Bayse worked four innings to earn the pitching decision. He allowed four hits and struck out five.

Whitlock finished with three innings out of the bullpen, working around four hits and three walks.

Marion County enters Monday's contest 18-9 overall following a 2-1 loss to Sequatchie County in the District 7-AA championship contest.

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