By Mike Suchanek
After two rain delays and the game being moved to Westlake, the DeQuincy Tigers finally got to play in the state tournament and they made the most of it as the DeQuincy Tigers defeated the Logansport Tigers 10-0 on Wednesday, May 10, as pitchers Reese Ashworth and Sammy Maddox combined to throw a shutout.
Sammy Maddox struck out Jace Thompson to finish off the game.
The Tigers secured the victory thanks to six runs in the sixth inning. The big inning was driven by a walk by Turner Rodriquez, a triple by Andrew Dowden, and an error on a ball put in play by Jase Puryear.
One bright spot for Logansport was a single by Thompson in the fourth inning.
Reese Ashworth was the winning pitcher for DeQuincy. The righthander allowed one hit and no runs over five innings, striking out 12 and walking none. Maddox threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Thompson took the loss for Logansport. He surrendered eight runs on four hits over five and a third innings, striking out ten.
DeQuincy Tigers scattered five hits in the game. Puryear and Dowden both had two hits for DeQuincy.
Defensively DeQuincy didn’t commit a single error in the field. Dowden had the most chances in the field with 13.
Thompson led Logansport Tigers with one hit in three at bats.
DeQuincy advanced to play in the State Championship game Friday afternoon, May 12, at 2 p.m. at McMurry Park in Sulphur. They faced Oak Grove.