Tigers on wrong side of a perfect game

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It's always nice to say you were a part of history. Sadly, for the Green Forest Tigers, they were on the wrong side of it Friday evening when the Tigers visited Greenland. The Pirates had two pitchers combine to throw a perfect game through five innings. The sportsmanship rule was put into effect, as Greenland led 15-0.

Greenland scored six of its runs in the top of the first, all with the bases loaded. Baylor Deislinger ended the inning by striking out Austin Anderson. The Pirates added four more in the top of the second, making it 10-0. After a scoreless third inning, Greenland scored three runs on a double to center and two more on a Green Forest error to give Greenland a 15-0 lead.

Flippin 12, Green Forest 4

Thursday's game at Flippin was a loss, but the Tigers looked much better in defeat. After giving up three runs in the bottom of the first, Green Forest answered back with two runs in the top of the second. A Hayden Bailey line drive to left scored Carter Boggs and Kyle Allen. Flippin's offense was too much, however. In the bottom of the second, the Bobcats scored on a sacrifice fly and a Green Forest error. David Nelson started the top of the third with a ground ball to the third baseman and scored after stealing home. The Tigers closed the lead to 5-4 in the top of the fourth when Luis Lopez scored on a wild pitch, but Flippin added two runs in the bottom of the fourth and three more in the bottom of the fifth. They made it 12-4 in the bottom of the sixth. Green Forest was unable to get any base runners on in the top of the seventh.

Bailey had two RBIs and a hit. Nelson and Boggs each had two hits. On Monday, the Tigers hosted Bergman.

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