Tigers JV baseball has 2 strong games with Century
Published 8:50 am Thursday, April 29, 2010
Coming off a tough 9-5 loss last Thursday to Austin, the Tigers junior varsity baseball team played a doubleheader against Rochester Century on Tuesday at the Hammer Field baseball complex.
The Tigers played two very good games — winning the first game 4-3 and tying the second game 7-7, which was called due to darkness.
The first game was led by a strong pitching performance from Wyeth Anderson. Anderson gave up five hits, walked three and struck out eight in the complete-game win.
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Strong defense was also key to the Tigers win. Albert Lea allowed only three errors in the win. The Tigers’ hitters were able manage five hits as Griffin Wangen went 3-for-3, Trey Hable went 1-for-2, and Logan Enderson also went 1-for-2 and had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the sixth to right center field.
In the second game Albert Lea got down early and found itself trailing 7-0 after two innings.
Cody Haaland pitched game two for the Tigers and had control issues early, but was able to settle down in the third inning and hold Century scoreless the final three innings. Haaland gave up six hits, walked six, and struck out three. The Albert Lea bats came alive in the third inning as they scored five runs in the bottom of the third to climb back into the game. After a scoreless fourth by both teams Albert Lea added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 7-7 and left the winning run on second base. Darkness cut the game short and the game was called after 5 innings.
Will Waggoner went 2-for-3, Wyeth Anderson went 2-for-3 with a double and Logan Enderson and Anderson had two RBIs each in the game.