Grant Tigers watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 9-4 loss to Central Montcalm on Friday. Central Montcalm scored on a single by Zimmerman in the first inning, a single by Jacobs in the first inning, and a double by Zimmerman in the second inning.
Grant scored three runs in the seventh inning. Casey Deater, Dalton Wagner, and Trent Mead each drove in runs during the inning.
Chapin was the winning pitcher for Central Montcalm. He lasted seven innings, allowing five hits and four runs while striking out nine.
Wagner took the loss for the Tigers. He surrendered eight runs on eight hits over five and two-thirds innings, striking out five.
Mead led Grant Tigers Varsity with two hits in three at bats.
Central Montcalm tallied 11 hits in the game. Zimmerman and Vissman each had multiple hits for Central Montcalm. Zimmerman went 3-for-5 at the plate to lead Central Montcalm in hits.