ALL SMILES - SCR-I was all smiles on Wednesday night, posting an 8-1 win over their rival Rams. Cordie Kigar and Aaron Buford throw the ball around after recording an out at second base during the key conference victory.

ALL SMILES – SCR-I was all smiles on Wednesday night, posting an 8-1 win over their rival Rams. Cordie Kigar and Aaron Buford throw the ball around after recording an out at second base during the key conference victory.

Cold, windy conditions could not cool down Scotland County on Wednesday night as the Tigers remained perfect in Tri-Rivers Conference play with a 8-1 win over Schuyler County.

SCR-I struck early, getting to starter Christian Henderson in the bottom of the first inning for four runs with a big two-out rally. Cordie Kigar started the offense with a double. After an intentional walk to Austin Thrasher, Tyler Buford made the Rams pay with a two-run double. Chris Jackson followed with a base hit before Landyn Swearingen crushed a two-run double.

Schuyler County got on the board in the top of the fourth. Henderson laced  a one-out double to centerfield. He advanced on  passed ball and came in to score on a ground out to cut the lead to 4-1.

SCR-I got the run right back in the bottom of the frame. Kigar again started the two-out rally with a base hit. After Thrasher was hit by a pitch, T. Buford delivered an RBI single to make the score 5-1.

The Tigers tacked on a run in the bottom of the fifth when Marcus Jenkins doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jacob Blessing.

Two more tallies crossed the plate in the sixth inning. Kigar and Thrasher again set the plate with base hits. An error and a fielder’s choice allowed both runs to cross the plate to make the final margin 8-1.

Thrasher  kept the Rams offense in check all night. He allowed the one unearned run on just one hit and four walks while striking out 14 to help SCR-I improve to 9-3 on the year and 3-0 in the TRC.

Kigar was 4-4 at the plate while T. Buford went 3-4 with three RBIs. Swearingen, Jenkins and Jackson each had a pair of hits in the strong offensive performance for the Tigers.