Tullahoma’s Trey Burks is turning into Mr. May.
Three days after delivering a game-winning two run homer in a Class AAA baseball sectional victory over Cookeville, Burks came through again.
The Wildcats left fielder singled in Riley Darden with two outs in the seventh inning in 2-1 quarterfinal win over Dyer County on Tuesday at Oakland.
“I knew I had a chance to make a big play right there because I was confident in myself to get the runner in,” said Burks, a Tennessee Tech football signee. “The whole game I was barely missing balls. I popped up one time to left field on a ball I jut missed, and then I hit a few ground balls so it feels good to finally get a hold of one in this game.”
Tullahoma (35-7) faces Farragut at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dyer County (25-12) faces Centennial at 10 a.m. Wednesday in an elimination game.
Dalton Davis (7-0), one of three Tullahoma pitchers who throw in the 90s, allowed two hits in a 108-pitch effort. He gave up a run in the first and grew stronger as the game wore on.
“I struggled at first, but then I found my stride through the game,” said Davis, a 6-foot-4, 220- pound Troy signee. “I always seem to do that. I don’t understand it.”
It was Davis’ first appearance on the mound in two weeks.
“When you’re trying to get here and you’re throwing your No. 1 (Justus Sheffield) on Monday and Friday and you’re saving your No. 2 (Davis) — you can’t throw your No. 2 on Wednesday in case we have to have him on Friday as well,” Wildcats coach Brad White said. “But he shook off the rust by the third inning.”
Dyer County lefthander Trysten Barlow (8-1), a sophomore who has committed to Mississippi, scattered eight hits.
Tullahoma’s Van Williams tied the game 1-1 with a two-out double in the fourth.