By Judson Faulconer ’21
On April 10th, the JV baseball team defeated the Albemarle Sabres 12-3. The Tigers came into the game with a record of 0-2.
Clark Warren started the Tigers off at the mound by not allowing any runs in the first inning and the Tigers kept that momentum going into the bottom of the first by scoring one run. After cooling down in the second, Warren allowed three runs and TK Baker was substituted in to pitch the third inning.
Each team played well in the field and no more runs were scored until the extraordinary sixth inning when the Tigers scored 11 runs, all with two outs. Four of the runs came off an in the park grand slam from McGuire Neuman.
“In the bottom of the sixth,” said Head Coach Ty Adams, “Things began to click for us. We starting swinging at good pitches and put the ball in play. Good things happen when you do that. We had some luck with errors in the field by the Sabres, but guys put the ball into play. It was fun to watch.”
Baker finished off Albemarle in the top of the seventh after pitching five scoreless innings, leading the Tigers to an 12-3 victory. After being asked what gave him the motivation to have such a good pitching outing, Baker responded with, “I just did for the culture and we came out on top. I’m very proud of our young diamond Tigers, and how we pulled together in the sixth inning.”