Tigers looking to start fresh

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The best offense is a good defense. This is an analogy often used in football, but it can be applied to any sport, really. The Green Forest Tiger baseball team has lost its first eight games of the season and given up at least 10 runs in each game. They haven't scored more than five.

"We have to get our bats working, but defensively, we aren't where we need to be right now," Green Forest coach Tony Coffey said.

The Tigers only have one senior on the team in Baylor Deislinger. Coffey said as a result, he is having trouble finding leaders to step up on the team.

"I am trying to make this a blue-collar team," Coffey said. "They have to forget about one bad play and make up for it on the next one."

To do that, Coffey said Green Forest will have to begin playing with better self-esteem.

"They are great kids," Coffey said. "They just need to realize their full potential."

Out of the eight games the Tigers have played thus far, only one has been against a conference team. That was an 11-1 loss against Cotter over spring break.

"We are looking to start fresh," Coffey said. "There is still plenty of time left in the season."

Green Forest will look to get its first win of the year when it hosts Flippin on Tuesday. The action starts at 4:30 p.m.

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