The Fishers Tigers JV Red team (12-9/7-7) lost on a walk-off single in the bottom of the 8th inning to the Westfield Shamrocks by a score of 3-2. By virtue of their wins on Wednesday and Thursday, the Tigers still won the conference series.
The Shamrocks struck first with an unearned run as the leadoff batter reached on an error and then advanced to third on a delayed steal and a throwing error. That runner then scored on a passed ball. Fishers answered back in the top of the 2nd inning. The first two batters reached as they were hit by a pitch. Justin Long then doubled to drive in Max Maersch.
In the top of the 3rd inning, Trevor McCoy hit a sacrifice fly that scored Michael Hart to give the Tigers a 2-1 lead. However, Westfield would tie it up in the bottom of the inning as a runner scored from 2nd base on a wild pitch that took a bad bounce away from the Tigers defense.
Neither team would score over the next 4 innings as six of these half innings went 1-2-3 between the two team’s pitchers. Fishers had a chance to take the lead in the top of the 6th inning as Long again doubled, but McCoy was called out on a close play at the plate.
The Shamrocks were able to string together two hits in the bottom of the 8th inning to drive in the winning run.
Jack Minns was the only pitcher for the Tigers as he went 7.1 innings and was charged with the loss. Minns only allowed 5 hits and one walk while striking out 5 Shamrocks.
The Tigers host Columbus North Monday night before opening the last conference series of the season with Zionsville on Wednesday.