The #2 Fishers Tigers Varsity Baseball team (2-1/0-0) split their 1st day in Tennessee defeating Beech (TN) 13-12 in an offensive back and forth game before losing 2-1 to Beavercreek (OH) in a pitcher’s duel.
In Game 1, the Tigers broke the game open scoring 7 runs in the 2nd inning. The Tigers led 10-3 after 5 innings and appeared to be in control of the game. However, aided by 3 defensive errors, Beech scored 7 unearned runs in the top of the 6th to tie the game at 10. The Tigers answered right back scoring 3 runs in the bottom of the 6th and then held off a late rally as Beech scored 2 runs in the top of the 7th and left the bases loaded.
Nick Lukac led the offense with a 3-4 game that included an RBI triple in the bottom of the 6th. Lukac also walked, scored 3 runs, and had a stolen base. Kaid Muth contributed a double, single, 2 RBI, and 3 runs scored. Jack Braun reached base 5 times with 2 hits and 3 hit by pitches. Tristan Baker delivered a 2-run triple, and JJ Woolwine finished with a triple, 2 runs, and 2 stolen bases. The Tigers stole 7 bases in the game.
Jon Vore started the game and finished with a no decision. Vore threw 4 innings, struck out 8, and allowed 3 earned runs. Daniel Owens worked a perfect 1-2-3 inning in relief. Michael Hart also threw well in relief despite being the victim of the 7 unearned runs. Jack Minns picked up his first win of the season on the mound striking out 3 in 1.1 innings of work. He finished the game with a strikeout that left the bases loaded for Beech.
After all the scoring and offense, Game 2 was the exact opposite: a pitcher’s duel. Starter Anthony Castellani was brilliant for the Tigers on the mound. Castellani took a no hitter into the 5th inning before allowing an infield hit with 2 outs. Castellani left the game after the 6th inning due to early season pitch count precaution. He did not allow a run and struck out 9 in his 1-hitter performance.
Ahead 1-0 in the bottom of the 7th, the Tigers again fell victim to defensive miscues with 2 errors in the final inning. With the game tied at 1, 2 outs, and a runner at 2nd, the Tigers misplayed a ground ball that allowed the winning run to race home from 2nd on a walkoff error.
Offensively, Woolwine doubled to leadoff the game and scored on Kiel Brenczewski’s RBI single to centerfield. Owens and Charlie Walker both had 2 hits with one of Owens hits a double off the centerfield fence. Beavercreek’s pitcher also pitched well striking out 12 Tigers in his complete game victory.
The Tigers return to action on Saturday when they play Collierville (TN) at 12:30pm and Bob Jones (AL) at 3pm. Both games will be played at Riverdale (TN).