Tigers' season comes to an end

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Green Forest Tiger baseball season came to an end Wednesday night. After defeating Marshall, 11-1 the Tigers had to take the field minutes later against Yellville-Summit. The Tigers lost, 16-10.

With two outs in the bottom of the first, Green Forest gave up four runs to the Panthers. In the top of the second, Green Forest answered with three runs. With runners on the corners, a Kyle Allen single scored Carter Boggs. Luis Lopez reached base on a fielder's choice, which scored Dakota Grigg. Matt Owens reached on a fielder's choice, scoring Kyle Allen.

Green Forest took the lead in the top of the third. Hayden Bailey scored on a Panther error and a Baylor Deislinger fly ball to left scored David Nelson, giving Green Forest a 5-4 lead. Yellville-Summit scored five runs in the bottom of the inning, though to retake the lead, 9-5.

With the bases loaded in the top of the fourth, a David Nelson ground ball to short scored Owens. A Deislinger single scored Cory Bryant and a Boggs groundout to first scored Bailey, making it 9-8. The Panthers responded with three runs in the bottom of the fourth with three runs. They scored another in the bottom of the fifth, making it 13-8. A Nelson double to left in the top of the sixth scored Bryant. Yellville-Summit scored three more runs in the bottom of the sixth. Dakota Grigg scored on a passed ball for Green Forest's final run of the game.

Nelson and Deislinger each had two hits and two RBIs.

Green Forest 11, Marshall 1

Green Forest led 3-1 heading into the bottom of the fourth. The Tigers weren't satisfied enough, however, as they scored eight runs in the inning to put the game out of reach. With runners on first and second, a Dakota Grigg ground ball scored Baylor Deislinger. Kyle Allen's double to left scored Carter Boggs. A Matt Owens line drive to center scored Grigg. Hayden Bailey's double scored Allen and Owens, giving Green Forest an 8-1 lead. A Nelson ground ball to center scored Cory Bryant and Hayden Bailey. A Boggs single that scored Nelson gave the Tigers an 11-1 lead. After Marshall failed to get a runner on base in the top of the fifth, the sportsmanship rule went into effect, thus ending the game.

A sacrifice fly from Nelson in the bottom of the first scored Bryant for Green Forest's first run of the game. Nelson helped add two more in the third inning. A line drive to center scored Bryant and Bailey. Marshall's lone run came in the top of the fourth inning.

Nelson finished the game with five RBIs and two hits. Bailey had two RBIs and two hits. Green Forest finished the year 3-19.

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