Tigers clinch area title

Cleburne County (14-9) travels to Lincoln today to complete its Class 5A, Area 10 home-and-home series with the Golden Bears. The Tigers clinched the Area 10 championship with a 10-0 victory over Lincoln in Heflin on Tuesday. A win today will give them a perfect 6-0 record in area counters. Lincoln, Clay Central and Talladega all have at least two losses in Area 10 already.   

Coach Vaughn Lee’s team did all its damage at the plate in just four innings. The Tigers got off to a 3-0 lead in the first inning when Cade Smith belted a three-run home run to left field after Trevor Houston and Jordan Brown each singled. Cleburne County added single runs in the second and third innings then scored five times in the fourth. When Lincoln failed to score in the top of the fifth the game ended on the 10-run rule.             

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