Late rally in 7th sends Flippin home with win

Friday, March 2, 2007

GREEN FOREST -- Never let it be said that Tiger baseball coach Tony Coffey and his team have any fear about how they start the 2007 season.

The Tigers hosted the defending Class 2A State Champion Flippin Bobcats on Tuesday for the season opener. It was a scoreless contest into the seventh inning when Flippin scored the only four runs of the game.

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"We made some plays, but didn't put the ball in play enough," Coach Coffey said. "I told the guys we play these first games to get us in shape coming into conference.

"I thought Colby Arnold threw well, and John Asbury did a good job behind the plate, catching and calling plays. Our outfield played well -- Aaron Campbell, Caleb Goodman, Andrew Asbury."

Pitching- Colby Arnold- 6-1/3 innings, faced 20 batters. 4K, 1W, 4H, 2 ER. Paul Wells- 2/3 inning, faced 6 batters. 1K, 1W, 2H.

"I also wanted to thank Matt Sayer for working with my pitchers,"?Coffey said. "He played baseball at Lyons College and teaches history here at Green Forest. He comes down in the afternoons and volunteers."

SATURDAY TOURNEY

The Tigers are hosting a JV Tournament this weekend in Green Forest, with Berryville and Harrison entered.

Schedule: Green Forest vs. Berryville- 10 a.m.; Berryville vs. Harrison- noon; Green Forest vs. Harrison- 2 p.m.

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