Biggs blasts Rebels past Haughton
Tom Biggs knew it was coming.
Biggs expected to get a fastball from Haughton on a 3-2 count.
Biggs got his wish and crushed the ball over the right field wall for a walk-off, two-run home run to send West Monroe to a 4-3 win on Friday at Shelby Aulds Field.
“I knew a fastball was coming,” Biggs said after the game. “They are predominantly a fastball team the first time we played them. He just happened to miss up and in. It was my opportunity to do something big for our team and I am just glad it paid off.”
West Monroe first took the lead on a West Tatum base hit and he reached second on a throwing error and RBI.
Cayden Pierce later tied the game 2-2 in the fourth inning on a base hit before Haughton retook the lead and set up the Biggs heroics.
Biggs was the hero of the night after Haughton twice wrestled the lead away from the Rebels in the 2018 Sports City Classic.
The Rebels feel a sense of momentum shifting after a 4-9 start to the season.
"We needed that one," WMHS coach Wade Simoneaux said. "We are No. 1 in the state in strength of schedule. We have played a lot of good people. We touched up a good arm there (from Haughton). We needed that. Tom (Biggs) came up big for us."
West Monroe will host Benton at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and play the nightcap as well versus Neville at 7 p.m.
The Peach 99.3 FM and Red Peach Sports App will carry the games.