Diamond Tigers fall to Blackhawks, make up snowout with Bergman
GREEN FOREST -- Five unearned runs in the second inning let a close game get away from the Tiger baseball team Monday during a doubleheader with the Pea Ridge Blackhawks.
"We jumped out one-up the first inning, then gave up those unearned runs the second and couldn't come back from that," Coach Tony Coffey said about a 9-2 loss in the first game of the doubleheader.
"Our defense was pretty good," Coffey said. "We've turned some double plays the last three games."
Pitching- Colby Arnold- 5 I- 3W, 5K, 0 ER; Josiah Goodman- 2 I- 4W, 2K, 2 ER. Nathan Shaw caught.
"Colby is throwing real well,"?Coffey said. "He's left-handed and is hitting the ball well, too. He's using the whole field.
Hits- Arnold had a good day at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a double, 2 runs scored and a walk. Robbie Ness went 1 for 3 with an RBI, Josiah Goodman 1 for 3 with an RBI, and Jarrid Fredrick 3 for 3.
"They scored two in the first, three in the sixth and one each in the fourth and fifth," Coffey said.
Pitching- Fredrick- 2-1/3 I- 1 W, 2 K, 6 ER; Caleb Goodman- 2-1/3 I- 3W, 2K, 0?ER.
"Jarrid is a good pitcher. He's just got to get more confidence,"?Coffey said. "He's got great stuff."
Hits- Arnold- 2/2, HP; J. Goodman- 1/2.
"Pea Ridge threw a left-hander and we weren't patient,"?Coffey said. "He was throwing curves and we didn't wait."
Makeup vs. Bergman
Friday, March 21
The Tigers finally got to make up a game with the Panthers that was snowed out earlier this season, but may have wished they hadn't.
"We were up 6-0 going into the third inning,"?Coach Coffey said. "We got five runs in the top of the second and started coasting. Next thing you know, we gave them life.
"We were up 6-4 going into the bottom of the sixth and lost 16-6 when Bergman got 12 runs."
The teams then played a 3-inning affair, with Caleb Eagleson pitching. "Caleb always throws strikes,"?Coffey said.