The Fishers Tigers Varsity Baseball team (11-12/5-5) won their 3rd game in a row with a 13-8 victory over 1A #5 Daleville Broncos.
The Tigers committed 6 errors, walked 4, hit 3 batters, and allowed 5 hits leading to 8 runs (only 3 earned runs). Meanwhile on offense, the Tigers delivered 12 hits and were recipients of 5 walks, 3 hit batters, and 4 Bronco errors on their way to 13 runs.
Entering the bottom of the 1st, the Tigers were down 3-0. JJ Woolwine reached on a perfect bunt single. After a balk moved Woolwine to 2nd, Grant Whetsel singled through the 6-hole into left field to put runners on 1st and 3rd. Whetsel executed a perfect delayed steal that allowed Woolwine to steal home on the throw to 2nd. Whetsel would advance to 3rd on an error by the catcher and scored on Kiel Brenczewski’s RBI sacrifice fly to make the score 3-2 in favor of the Broncos.
The Broncos extended their lead to 5-2 heading into the bottom of the 4th inning. The Tigers scored 7 runs in that inning receiving an RBI single from Brenczewski and a 2-run double from Woolwine. Four other runs scored on a wild pitch, a throwing error by the catcher, another wild pitch and an error by the pitcher who dropped the ball as Brenczewski slid into home, and a balk.
The Broncos fought back to cut the Tigers lead to 9-8 heading into the bottom of the 6th inning. Whetsel leadoff the 6th with a triple over the centerfielder’s head. Whetsel scored on Brenczewski’s RBI single, his 3rd RBI of the game. With 2 outs, Jeffrey Simmons walked and Kaid Muth was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Dom Oliverio gave the Tigers a 13-8 lead and put the game out of reach with a 3-run triple over the centerfielder’s head.
Whetsel led the Tigers with 3 hits. Woolwine, Brenczewski, and Oliverio had 2 hits each. Brenczewski and Oliverio had 3 RBI each, while Woolwine contributed 2 RBI.
Jack Minns (2-1) earned the victory on the mound pitching 1.2 innings of relief striking out 4 of his 5 outs he recorded. Michael Hart earned his 1st save pitching 2.2 innings of no hit, no run baseball. Anthony Castellani started the game and earned a no decision, pitching 2.2 innings, allowing 1 earned run on 2 hits.
The Tigers return to action on Tuesday when they travel to New Palestine for a 6pm start.