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Alcovy rallies back to defeat Tucker 3-2

The Alcovy Tigers completed a late 3-2 comeback victory against Tucker Friday night with help from a Chandler White homerun in the seventh inning.

Alcovy (6-16, 3-9 2-AAAAAA) had four hits heading into the bottom of the seventh, including two by White, but trailed 2-0 to Tucker (13-10, 8-4 2-AAAAAA) after failing to convert those hits into runs.

White’s late homerun resulted in the Tigers’ first two runs of the game, tying the score 2-2 to send the match to an extra inning.

“That was big,” Alcovy coach Ashley Senn said of White’s homerun. “That was the first of the year, and he couldn’t have picked a better time.”

Three quick outs at the top of the eighth gave Alcovy the chance to take the lead, and the Tigers’ Dalton Smith scored the winning run following two more hits by Alcovy, bringing its final hit total to seven.

Alcovy dropped its previous games earlier in the week to Tucker and Newton, but Friday’s victory was a nice momentum switch for the Tigers.

“It was great,” Senn said. “They didn’t give up. We had a tough week, so coming into tonight, I didn’t know how they would respond. They did really good.”

Alcovy will not be playing in the playoffs this year. But with three games left in their season, the Tigers will still keep their focus on what’s to come.

“Our focus is to stay positive,” Senn said. “We’re out of the playoffs, but we want to give it everything we’ve got and come away with three wins.”

Alcovy will resume action Monday night with the first of a three-game series against Lovejoy at 5:55 p.m.