The Fishers Varsity Baseball team (8-12/3-5) once again rallied from a large deficit, down 8-0, to tie the score at 8 in the 6th inning. This time the Carmel Greyhounds were able to push across 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th to beat the Tigers 11-8.
The Greyhounds were able to score 8 runs in the first 3 innings on 4 hits, 3 walks, 4 hit batters, and 1 defensive error. With the bases loaded in the 3rd inning, the Tigers walked in 2 runs and hit a batter to score a 3rd run.
As they have done all season, the Tigers continued to show fight and were able to push across 5 runs in the 5th inning and 3 more in the 6th inning to tie the score at 8. JJ Woolwine delivered a 2-run double to start the scoring. Woolwine would later score on a wild pitch. Grant Whetsel reached on an error, and Nick Lukac walked. Both would score when Kiel Brenczewski reached on an error. JP Preston singled to leadoff the 6th inning and pinch runner Charlie Walker scored on Collin Shelton’s RBI sacrifice fly. Jeffrey Simmons reached on a fielder’s choice and scored when Woolwine reached on an error. With the Tigers down 8-7, Woolwine singlehandedly tied the game by stealing 2nd and 3rd, and then scoring on a throwing error as the Greyhounds tried to throw him out at 3rd.
Offensively, the Tigers managed only 4 hits on the night: a double from Woolwine and singles from Whetsel, Preston, and Simmons.
Michael Hart (1-1) suffered the loss on the mound despite pitching well in 3 innings of relief. Hart struck out the side in the 4th and did not allow a run in the 4th or 5th. Cory Wolter also pitched well in relief inducing 3 groundballs in the 6th inning. Jack Minns pitched great in the 1st inning retiring 3 of the 4 batters he faced. As scheduled, Minns only threw the first before giving way to Drew Louden. Louden struggled with his command allowing 6 earned runs on 3 hits, 2 walks, and 3 hit batters.
The Tigers return to HCC play when they host the Avon Orioles at 6pm on Wednesday.