The Ethel Tigers traveled to Weir last Saturday to participate in the Weir Classic and came away 1-1 with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Tornadoes and a 1-0 loss to the Cleveland Wildcats.
Blake McKinley got the start for the Tigers in game one and went four strong innings giving up just two hits.
Ryan McKinley came in for relief and pitched two innings giving up only one hit. After all the good pitching from McKinley’s, Lowden McAdams stole the spotlight in a game tied at two runs each.
McAdams pitched the final inning and was able to get the final three outs for the Tigers before stepping to the plate in the bottom half of the final inning and driving in Justin Self with a game winning walk-off single after Self himself singled earlier in the inning. Adam Myers and Blake McKinley both had extra base hits while Ryan McKinley, Self and McAdams each had singles.
“What a great team victory to start the season––giving up just one earned run on the mound and timely hitting,” said Ethel head coach Chris Schuster. “Defensively we were good enough to give us a chance to win, but we need to get better.”
In the second game the Tigers and the Cleveland Wildcats played a game that went down to the wire with the Tigers falling 1-0.
Lowden McAdams and Tyson Steen both pitched three innings for the Tigers giving up just one run and scattering five hits.
Ryan McKinley, Justin Self, Tyson Steen and Chris Holton all had singles in the contest but the Tigers could never push a run across.
“I was really proud of the team and the way they fought all day,” added Schuster. “Though we didn’t get a lot of hits, our bunting and base running was excellent. With six new starters we still have a lot to learn––to play as hard and as well as we did was great!” The Tigers played French Camp Tuesday night and will travel to Winona on Thursday and Saturday to play Weir and French Camp and will be at home on Friday night to face the Weir Lions at 4 p.m.
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The Tigers would drop game one 5-3.
Game one had been pushed from Thursday to Saturday due to inclement weather, pushing game two to Monday night in Ethel, to which the Tigers fell once again, 7-2.
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