Farwell scored three runs in the second inning, but Grant Tigers Varsity still won 9-5 on Saturday.
The Tigers got things going in the first inning by putting up a quick 4 runs. The second inning continued the scoring when they put up four more on the board. Tigers batters contributing to the big inning included Tristen Chesebro, Elliott Butchart, and Jed Vander Weide, who each had RBIs in the inning.
Dalton Wagner toed the rubber for Grant Tigers Varsity. He lasted two innings, allowing four hits and three runs. “Dalton got the start for us today but was having a little soreness in his arm so he was cut short. Jed came in and pitched his best outing of the season,” said Coach Rider. “One thing I have been stressing with our pitchers is to throw strikes and limit the walks. Jed threw five innings today and had only 1 walk. That gave us a chance to make plays on defense and stay on our toes.”
Cogswell started the game for Farwell. He went one inning, allowing four runs on three hits, striking out two and walking one. Silvestro and Farinski entered the game as relief, throwing five innings and one inning respectively.
Grant saw the ball well today, racking up ten hits in the game. Anderson and Chesebro all managed multiple hits. “Late in game one today and in this game we started putting together better at bats. We also started getting those clutch hits with runners in score position.”
“It is no secret that we have a young team. Today I looked out on the field and there were 7 freshman, one sophomore and a senior. The coaching staff has thrown a lot of information at them and we challenge them each day to be better than the day before. If they can keep this mindset they will be in a good spot down the road.”