The IHSBCA #6 Fishers Tigers Varsity Baseball team (20-7 / 12-3) won at Columbus North Monday night by a score of 7-3. The victory was the Tigers 20th of the season giving them four 20-win seasons in the past 7 years. The Tigers have also had a winning record in 6 of the last 8 seasons for a 153-95-1 overall record during that time.
The Tigers scored first with 2 runs in the 1st inning. JJ Woolwine walked to leadoff the game and later stole 2nd in front of Kiel Brenczewski’s RBI single to left. Alex Jamieson blooped an RBI single in over the 3rd basemen’s head into left field to score Brenczewski. Both runs scored with 2-outs. The Columbus North Bulldogs answered back with 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning and another run in the 2nd inning to take a 3-2 lead.
The Tigers exploded with 5 runs in the 4th inning. After the first two batters were retired, Jack Roudebush and Ben Burton worked back-to-back walks to start the 2-out rally. Woolwine then reached on an error by the first basemen, which allowed Roudebush to score and tie the game at 3. Craig Yoho delivered the big blow in the inning, a 3-run homerun over the scoreboard in left field. Yoho’s homerun was his 5th of the season. Two batters later, Brenczewski connected on an RBI double off the centerfield fence to score Richardson who had reached on an error.
Yoho finished with 2 hits (homerun and double) and 3 RBI. Brenczewski also delivered a 2-hit night (single and double) and 2 RBI. Alex Jamieson contributed the other Tiger RBI and hit.
Mason Thomas (4-0) settled down after a shaky first 2 innings for the victory on the mound. Thomas pitched 5 innings, striking out 2 while allowing 1 earned run on 4 hits. Griffin Rhoads pitched a perfect 1-2-3 sixth inning, and Alex Klotz worked a scoreless 7th inning.
The Tiger defense played well all night, including an outfield assistant from Richardson who threw out a Bulldog runner at the plate in the 7th inning.
The #6 Tigers will wrap up their regular season with a 3-game HCC series against #7 Zionsville Eagles this weekend. The Tigers will host the Eagles on Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 12pm and will travel to Zionsville on Friday at 6pm. The 3-game series will determine the HCC Championship. If Zionsville wins the series, they will clinch the conference outright. If Fishers wins 2 of 3, then the 2 teams will be co-champs. If Fishers sweeps the series, they will clinch the conference outright.