Beekman 19, Ringgold 0
Three pitchers combined on a no-hitter as Beekman had its way with Ringgold 19-0 in the first round of the Class 1A state baseball playoffs Monday afternoon.
Coming off of their first postseason victory in program history, the Tigers travel to Delta Charter for the second round, with the date and time to be determined.
Beekman starter Jacob Farrar hit the Redskins' leadoff batter, D.J. Sims, on the batting helmet to start the game. Ringgold (9-13) would not put another runner aboard until the fifth.
By then, the Tigers had built an insurmountable 19-0 lead.
Brayden Spigner walked with two down in the bottom of the first and eventually scored on a passed ball as the Tigers went up 1-0.
Beekman went on to add seven in the second, four in the third and seven in the fourth.
With two runs already across in the second, Zeb Morgan steeped up to the plate in a one-out, bases-loaded situation. Morgan reached on a misjudged fly ball to right field and continued home on a second error as the Tigers opened up an 8-0 spread. Two batters later, Dylan Gandy tagged an RBI triple.
Spigner's RBI single and Jacob Farrar's three-run triple to right-center highlighted the third as the Tigers increased the margin to 12-0.
Beekman plated seven runs in the fifth without a hit.
Jacob Farrar was the winner, with Ryan Chain and Slade Avery in relief. Farrar and Chain worked two innings apiece with Avery taking care of the fifth. Chain struck out four of the six batters he faced.
Beekman was credited with six hits as Jacob Farrar and Gandy tripled, and Jenkins, Kolton Farrar, Spigner and Morgan singled. Spigner was 1-for-1 with four walks and four runs scored.
Ringgold, the No. 21 seed, closed out the year at 9-14.
Notes: Seth Myers was hit by a pitch twice in three plate appearances and his replacement, Dakota Mattice, was also plunked. Myers has been hit 17 times on the season. ... Delta Charter swept the Tigers in District 2-1A play, winning 5- at Beekman and 7-6 in Ferriday. ... Beekman (15-15) is the No. 12 seed, while the Storm (14-11) are ranked 5th.