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MATEWAN The Matewan Tigers baseball team allowed the visiting Tug Valley Panthers to score eight runs in the first inning before rallying to take a 9-8 lead last night at Tiger Stadium.
The game was suspended in the sixth inning due to darkness and the final inning is scheduled to be played next Wednesday when the two teams meet again.
Matewan Coach Danny B.B. Perkins said the Tigers committed a couple errors in the first inning, but played better throughout the rest of the game.
After we gave up those eight runs in the first inning, we never let them score again, Perkins said. They were hitting everything we threw at them. But, after a couple of errors, we got back on track.
Perkins said Austin Reed started on the mound and Jacob Staten relieved him later in the game.
We played better after that first inning, Perkins said. Tug Valley is better than they have been.
Matewan (4-8) is scheduled to play Burch at Tiger Stadium today at 5 p.m., weather permitting. The Tigers then host Pike Central (Ky.) tomorrow and Burch again on Friday. Matewan then travels to Van in Boone County for a Saturday game.
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