The Festus Tigers and Seckman Jaguars battled through nine innings of baseball Wednesday. The host Jaguars squeaked out a run in the bottom of the ninth to take a 4-3 decision over the Tigers.
Festus battled back to tie the game in the fifth inning after trailing 3-1. A base hit by Cameron Beck (12) knotted the score at 3-3, which is the way it would stay until Seckman won it in the ninth with a two-out base hit.
The Tigers got a good pitching performance from Elijah Richeson (12). He went seven innings allowing three runs on seven hits. He struck out eight while walking only one. He threw exactly 100 pitches, 72 of which were strikes. Brennan Pryor (11) would pitch in relief and go the final one and two thirds innings.
Despite the extended length of the game, Festus managed only six hits. Pryor got two of those hits and drove in a run. Collin Mann (11) and Beck both hit safely and drove home runs. Matt Rosen (11) and Tyler Rystrom (12) collected the other safeties for the Tigers.
Festus, now 7-7, is back on the diamond today as the team travels to Affton for a 4:15 p.m. game.