Tigers varsity baseball falls to Forney twice before making a comeback against Seagoville on Saturday

By Sydney Jorgenson – Navarro County Gazette

Last week, the Tigers varsity baseball team took on the Forney Jackrabbits home and away. 

The first game on Tuesday, was a huge letdown for the Tigers. They held the lead until the sixth inning where the Jackrabbits scored eight runs. 

The Tigers collected eight hits in the Tuesday game against Forney. Adrian Baston and Dylan Anderton added two hits each for the Tigers while Easton Autrey, Brydan Hernandez, Jace Richardson and Blake Phillips all added one more each.

On Tuesday, Hernandez pitched five and two-thirds innings for the Tigers. Hernandez allowed eight runs on nine hits and struck out five. Ryan Ainsworth then stepped in to pitch one and one-third innings in relief. 

On Friday, the Tigers faced the Jackrabbits again in Forney. Unfortunately, the Tigers lost their lead late in the game once again.

Ainsworth took the mound for the Tigers on Friday night. He allowed two hits and three runs over six innings. Ainsworth struck out six.

Brody Dobbs and Phillips were both notable players on Friday night. Dobbs hit a double on the first pitch offered at bat, which scored one run for the Tigers. Phillips led the Tigers in hits for the game. He had two hits in three at bats.

On Saturday, the Tigers faced the Seagoville Dragons. The Tigers easily won the game 11-1. 

Autry, Richardson, and Hernandez each drove runs in the 4th inning where the Tigers scored four runs. Throughout the game, Phillips, Baston and Richardson collected multiple hits for the Tigers with Richardson, Baston and Phillips each collecting two. 

The Tigers committed zero errors in the game on Saturday. Lane Libal was also a notable player making seven plays while playing first baseman. Blane Farmer pitched the five-inning game on Saturday. Farmer only allowed one run on two hits. Farmer struck out five and walked none.

The Tigers are gearing up to face Lancaster on April 18 and April 21.

*Photos by Sydney Jorgenson

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