Well Rested Tigers Back to Top Form
Tigers 5 - Abbotsford 2
After a stretch of 11 games in 11 days, where they struggled to a 6-5 record, the Tigers had a much needed break from game action with 13 days off prior to a DH vs Abbotsford on Sunday in Tsawwassen. In a role reversal from the typical Game 1 weekend line-up, Heppner took the mound for his first start of the year and Euerby was behind the dish. After retiring the side in order in the top half, Heppner hit a triple off the left center wall to get things going in the bottom half of the 1st. After a Wegner single scored Heppner, Euerby doubled home Wegner, promptly stole third and scored on a Richards sac fly. 3-0 Tigers after 1. In the 2nd, Abby managed to get two base runners after back-to-back 2 out walks, however, no damage was done as a fly ball to left ended the threat. Abby managed to put a run across in the 3rd as the Tigers strung together three errors. The Tigers managed to get the run back quickly as Thomas doubled down the right field line to lead off the 3rd followed by a Heppner single to make it 4-1. Heppner held Abby off the board in the top of the 4th finishing his day with an impressive line in his first start (4IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 5K). In the bottom half, McIntosh doubled off the left field wall but was left stranded keeping the score at 4-1. Forbes relieved Heppner in the 5th and struck out the side (1IP, 0H, 1BB, 3K). Thomas walked and stole 2nd and was driven in by Wegner, who had a great day in his first games in the 3 hole, to make it 5-1. McCarthy relieved Forbes in the 6th and did well in his first action since early April (1-2/3IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 1BB, 1K). McIntosh came in to record the last out with the tying run at the plate, promptly striking out the Abby batter on 4 pitches to end the game.
Tigers 13 - Abbotsford 1
In Game 2, Warkentin kept the Abbotsford bats under control, allowing only 3 hits in the complete game mercy win (5IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 7K). On the offensive side, the Tigers managed two runs in the 1st on a Thomas HBP, and infield singles by Euerby and Richards. The Tigers scraped one more run in the 2nd after Warkentin walked, stole 2nd and moved to 3rd on a wild pitch and was driven in on a RBI groundout by McCarthy to make it 3-0 Tigers. Thomas and Wegner worked walks in the bottom of the 3rd to put runners at 1st and 2nd with 1 out. Euerby promptly doubled to the wall, scoring 2 to make it 5-0. Euerby would move to 3rd on a passed ball and scored on a Richards Sac Fly, his team leading 5th of the year. The Tigers batted around in the 4th, scoring seven runs on six hits, two walks, and one error making it 13-0. Abby scored one in the top of the fifth after a Tigers error but it wasn't enough to extend the game past 4-1/2.
Next Up: Game Wednesday vs North Shore Twins at Parkgate, 6pm
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