Springfield Still Winless in Tomahawk East
The Tigers traveled to St. James on Friday night for a night game against the A's. It was the first time in recent memory that Springfield hadn't made the trip on a Sunday afternoon. Both starting pitchers went the distance as the A's came away with a one-run victory.
Brady Schwab started things with a lead-off single for the visitors. A sacrifice bunt by Alex Frank moved him into scoring position. Marc Salazar drove a base hit up the middle to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead.
Matt Tews made his first start of the young season. He worked efficiently facing four or less batters in six of his eight innings pitched. Back-to-back two-out hits by St. James in the bottom of the third allowed them to tie the game at one.
Springfield had opportunities in nearly every inning, but were unable to push across a run to grab the lead. In the bottom of the seventh, St. James put together three hits and were aided by a Springfield miscue to plate two runs and take a 3-1 lead.
The Tigers had one last chance in the top of the ninth as Ken Sather worked a one-out walk. Jake Miesen reached on an error before a groundout by Schwab got the potential tying run into scoring position. An attempted pick-off throw into centerfield allowed Sather to score, but that would be all, as the Tigers fell, 3-2.
Brady Schwab had a big night at the plate getting three hits. Marc Salazar, Bob Fink, and Ken Sather each added a base hit to the Tiger attack. David Krause earned the complete game win for St. James. Matt Tews was tagged with the loss, allowing just two earned runs in the complete game effort.
The loss is Springfield's third in league play. Those losses have come by a total of four runs. Clutch hits have been hard to come by, as the Tigers left eight runners in scoring position during Friday's ballgame. Next up, Springfield will head to Sleepy Eye for a 2pm battle on Sunday.
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