A baseball fan doesn’t see a tie occur in baseball very often, and when it does happen, there are a lot of sayings that go along with it that aren’t very positive. But when the Festus JV baseball team tied Seckman 4-4 on Wednesday, head coach Adam Whitehead used it as a teaching tool.
“I think this game taught us a lot about ourselves,” he said. “We found out how to play when we’re not at our best, and how to overcome some of our weaknesses to compete against a good baseball team.”
The game was scoreless until the fifth inning when the host Jaguars scored three runs. The Tigers pulled to within one run at 3-2 in the sixth thanks to four straight singles, but Seckman pushed across a run in the bottom half of the inning to go up 4-2.
However, Festus battled back and scored two in the seventh for the tie. The big hit in the inning came from Zach Baisch (10) who drove in both runs to tie the game.
“We battled the entire game,” said Whitehead. “Baisch didn’t have his best stuff on the mound, but he pitched out of a number of tough situations.”
Baisch, Zach Liles (10), and Dalton Cook (10) all pitched for the Tigers. Baisch pitched four scoreless innings.
Festus played Affton yesterday, and will host the 5th annual JV Round Robin at West City Park tomorrow, weather permitting.