Tigers top Panthers to claim area title

Tigers top Panthers to claim area title

SMITHS STATION, AL (WTVM) - Brooks Fuller was 3-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three RBI, and in control on the mound, tossing a two-hitter, as the Auburn Tigers beat the Smiths Station Panthers 11-1 in five innings to claim the AHSAA 7A-Area 4 title on Thursday night at Panther Field in Smiths Station.

Rowdy Jordan also had a big day, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer to key a five-run second inning, to go with an RBI single and an RBI groundout.

The Tigers will host the Area 1 runner-up in the opening round of the AHSAA 7A playoffs starting next Friday night. The Central Red Devils claimed the Area 4 runner-up spot, and will open the playoffs on the road at Theodore, the Area 1 champs.

Smiths Station's Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss.