The Tigers(9-6) hosted the first place Warriors of Everett today in a pair of ICC games and dropped two close games by scores of 4-1 and 4-2.
In Game 1, Everett scored two runs in the first inning to jump out to an early 2-0 lead. That lead would hold up until the 6th inning when Wyatt Appleby singled and eventually scored on a Drew Goshorn Sacrifice Fly to make it 2-1. Everett added two more insurance runs in the 7th to take game one by a score of 4-1. “Their pitcher(Iseminger) pretty much shut us down. He held us to three hits and we really didn’t get anything going the whole game”, Coffman said.
Landon Arnold went the distance for the Tigers. He gave up 4 runs(3ER) on 6 hits. He had 3 K and 3 BB.
Wyatt Appleby, Rylin Sharar and Luke Coffman had the only three hits for the Tigers.
In game two it was more of the same. The Warriors score three runs in the first inning to take the early lead. Tiger pitcher Wyatt Appleby hit two batters before Iseminger connected on three run homer. Everett added an insurance run in the 2nd on a pair hits. That would be the last hit Appleby would allow the rest of the way.
Everett pitcher Trenton Mellott held the Tigers scoreless until the 6th. Appleby reached on a two out error and scored on a Sharar single. Sharar then scored on a Colton Friese double to the gap to cut the score to 4-2. That would be as close as the Tigers would get as the Warriors closed out the 7th to secure the win.
Appleby threw 6 innings on only 59 pitches. He gave up 4 runs on 3hits and had 2 HP.
“We played a solid ball team today with two pretty good pitchers. Overall we pitched well enough to win both games. Our defense was pretty good but offensively we didn’t string together enough hits to put any pressure on them. We have six seniors who have played a lot of ball in their careers, and they take losing hard. We’ll go back to work tomorrow and keep the picture in mind”, Coach Paul Coffman said.