Tigers top Crusaders
NEW LONDON — Despite recording just one hit, the New London baseball team came up with a 7-1 win over visiting Holy Trinity Catholic on Friday.
The Tigers also played a pair of games in their home tournament on Saturday, falling to Wapello by a score of 11-7 and losing a slugfest against Danville, 19-18.
In Friday’s game, the Tigers scored five of their runs in the fourth inning and added two in the fifth for the win. Holy Trinity crossed the plate once in the seventh, but couldn’t do any more damage in the loss.
Cameron Watson had the team’s only hit, going 1-for-3 on the night. Tyler Shinkle had a sacrifice for the Tigers.
The Tigers also got some help from three Crusader errors and Holy Trinity’s struggles on the mound — Quincy Porter walked twice and Devon Smyth also had a base on balls, while Jacob Bench was hit by a pitch. The New London players also stole five bases on the night.
Dalton Dudley started on the mound for the Tigers, going 4 1/3 innings and allowing two hits and no runs. He walked five and struck out five, and he picked up the win. Porter came on in relief, going 2 2/3 innings and giving up three hits for one earned run, walking two and fanning three.
In the Saturday tournament, Wapello scored at least two runs in each of the last four innings to claim a come-from-behind win over the Tigers. Bench led the Tigers at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run. Porter took the loss on the mound.
In the matchup against Danville, New London held an 18-14 lead over the Bears going into the final inning, but Danville scored five in the seventh for the walk-off win. Five different Tigers had multi-hit games, led by Matayo Christianer, who was 3-for-4. Porter hit a home run and Shinkle had a triple. Kyle Oliver had three RBIs.
Three Tigers took turns pitching, and it was Christianer who took the loss on the mound.
The Tigers are now 2-4 and they host West Burlington tonight.