Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tigers run rule Lancaster one base at a time

Friday night the Terrell Tigers run ruled the Lancaster Tigers 10-0, but it wasn't easy.  The game got off to a late start when the Lancaster bus didn't show up until 7:05.  Once the game did start, it was slow going.  The Tigers scored their 10 runs with only one extra base hit, a double by Heath Hottinger in the bottom of the first inning.  The Tigers scored 3 times in the 1st inning on 3 singles and a double, 3 times in the 3rd inning on 1 single, 2 walks, an error and a sacrifice fly and 3 times in the 4th inning on 2 walks, 2 errors, 1 single and a sacrifice fly. They added the 10th run in the bottom of the 5th inning on a walk, error and a single.

The Tigers pitchers pitched a 5 inning no-hitter.  Lancaster had only one base runner the entire game who reached on a 4th inning error.  Cale Wardlaw started on the mound for the Tigers, pitching 3 innings, giving up 0 hits, and striking out 4.  Hunter Cheney pitched the final 2 innings, giving up 0 hits and striking out 2.  They didn't walk anyone. 

The Tigers will try for 3 in a row this afternoon in Ennis.