The Varsity Tiger squad traveled to Yanks Field in Saint Genevieve on Monday night for a 4:30 pm that had district seeding implications. The Dragons came in with a 10-2 record and sit atop the standings in district play. Festus, coming off a stint where they have won 4 of 5 games and gaining confidence, would send Senior Charlie Pratt to the mound.
The Tigers had their first five hitters reach base to open the game off Senior Righthander Chad Donze for Ste. Genevieve. Cole Wagner (hit by pitch), Charlie Pratt (single), Eddie Martin (base on balls), Zach Baisch (single), and Collin Reando (single), three runs were plated and things later stalled in the inning. It was a great start for the Tigers but unfortunately all the Tigers would score the rest of the game. Unfortunately, Donze would settle in and the Tigers would struggle to get much going the rest of the game.
Charlie Pratt was effective for the Tigers going 5 innings and striking out 8 Dragon hitters. Festus committed 4 errors defensively and those proved to create problems in the 2nd inning and 5th inning. The Ste. Genevieve squad would score 3 in the second inning and 4 in the fifth inning. Ste. Genevieve managed to score 4 runs on the night with two out. The Tigers couldn’t avoid the big inning and that proved to be the difference in the game.
Zach Baisch would lead the way offensively for the Tigers, he had two hits on the night.
Collin Reando would have two rbis for the Tigers. Wagner, Pratt, C. Reando, Zach Liles and Wyatt Daugherty would all reach safely with one hit each.
Festus would come out on the losing end by the score of 7-3.
The Tigers will practice tomorrow and travel to Seckman on Wednesday and then take the Easter Break before traveling to Bridgeton on Monday to play the home schooled St. Louis Patriots organization.