Van Buren at NB
Van Buren traveled to North Baltimore to play in the Tigers’ toughest game yet.
Petunia started on the mound for the Tigers and held VB scoreless for the first 3 innings. Her superb pitching was supported by outstanding defensive play, highlighted by Killer’s outstanding flyball catch to end the top of the 2nd inning.
Beast mode made back-to-back perfect throws to catch two girls stealing to end the top of the 3rd inning.
Van Buren’s pitcher was on fire and struck out 9 Tigers in the 1st three innings. A walk in the 1st and a walk in the 2nd innings enabled Petunia and Band Aid to steal bases and score giving the Tigers a 2-0 advantage going into the 4th inning. Petunia struck out the 1st batter in the 4th and then beaned the 2nd batter.
Red relieved Petunia, allow a couple of back to back singles and gave up 2 runs to tie the game at 2. The Tigers played great defense in the 5th and 6th innings with Band Aid, Petunia, and Red all fielding grounders and an excellent heads up play by Band Aid and Hilda May to pick of a runner at 3rd.
In the bottom of the 5th Hilda May got on base with a dropped 3rd strike followed by the lone hit by Beast Mode, a solid line drive between 2nd and 3rd to knock in the game winning run.
Red scored 3 strike outs in the 7th inning to clench the tough victory. Beast Mode earned the game ball with her excellent catching, catching two players stealing bases, catching a foul pop up behind home plate, and getting the Tigers’ only hit of the game.
NB Black remains undefeated at 7-0.
On Base Percentage
submitted by: James Wilhelm
Liberty Benton at North Baltimore
After a week off due to the weather, Liberty Benton Blue traveled to NB to play the Tigers.
Petunia started the game and struck out 3 of the 5 first batters and allowed no runs. Red, Petunia, and Hilda May all scored hits to start the game for the Tigers. Beast Mode, Killer, and Marsha also scored hits in the 1st to bring in the maximum allowed 7 runs.
Red pitched the 2nd inning and made quick work of LB with a strike out and fielding 2 grounders hit right back at her. Red only threw 11 pitches and participated in all 3 outs. LB played strong defense in the 2nd, with Angelina getting the lone hit and holding the Tigers to a single score.
Hilda May pitched the 3rd inning and allowed the only 2 scores LB had, but ended the inning strong with 2 Ks.
Special K closed the game strong with a strike out, fielding a grounder, and not allowing a run. The Tigers scored 2 in the bottom of the 4th to end the game via mercy rule.
Red received the game ball for her strong pitching performance, excellent defensive play, and solid batting. The Tigers remain undefeated at 6-0.
submitted by James Wilhelm
North Baltimore vs. Risingsun.
The Tigers traveled to Risingsun to play the Outlaws.
The Tigers came ready to play; racking up 18 runs with 8 hits and striking out 12 Outlaws. Petunia pitched 2 perfect innings and Red followed up in the 3rd by striking out 3 of the next 5 batters. Red hit the Outlaws first pitch of the game to set the tone and Beast Mode hit a hard flyball to deep center to score the first 2 runs. O knocked in another run leaving the Tigers up 4-0 after 1. The Outlaw pitcher struggled in the 2nd walking the first 4 batters before Hilda May hit a line drive double over the 2nd basemen’s head. There were 2 more walks and popup double hit by Band Aid to end the inning with NB up 11-0. Petunia and Hilda May both had RBIs in the 4th to put the Tigers up by 18. Brynlee came in to close and the Outlaws were able to score 3, her 3rd strike out brought the game to a close via mercy rule.
Petunia received the game ball for her perfect pitching performance and 2 RBIs.
Hilda May and Beast mode both recognized for solid defensive play and combined 5 RBIs. The Tigers remain undefeated at 5-0.