Tigers open season with come-from-behind win

Kyle Riviere
Brandon Williams had one of the Tigers' two hits in the win. Photo by Kyle Riviere.

Donaldsonville opened the baseball season with an exciting home victory under first-year head coach Garrett Maum as they fought back from two runs down to defeat White Castle in six innings, 5-4.

Though the Tigers were only able to produce two hits from the plate, they forced Bulldog fielders to make plays, and they couldn't make them. Donaldsonville took full advantage.

"We did base-running before we did anything else," Maum said. "Before we even warmed up in the outfield the first day of spring, we were going over base-running, because we knew that once we got a guy on, if we got some ground balls, we had a chance to be effective."

Donaldsonville took a 1-0 lead in the second after Jamar Bourge was hit by a pitch and eventually came home after a White Castle throwing error.

They entered the third inning down 2-1, but an RBI single by Tre'von Mitchell sent Charles Brown home to tie the game.

The Tigers faced a 4-2 deficit heading into the bottom of the fifth.

Timothy Campbell and Jaylin Williams were both hit by pitches, and Campbell came home on a fielder's choice by Mitchell.

Kaleb Phillips then reached base and another run scored following a White Castle throwing error.

Another Bulldog throwing error allowed Bourge to get on and Phillips to come home for what turned out to be the winning score.

From the mound, Campbell pitched five complete innings--striking out six and only giving up four hits and one earned run.