By Lenny Sementi
Tuscola’s baseball team put 14 runs on the board but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors fell by after one extra frame losing the Central A&M on the road 15-14 this past Tuesday, April 26. Coach Adam Carver utilized four three pitchers in the game with Easton Cunningham doing most of the work giving up five runs on just three hits and three walks in 4.2 innings of work while taking care of eight on his own. Chase Jones and Dylan Shinn worked the other five frames in the Central Conference affair.
Cunningham provided some punch at the plate delivering three hits, including a double and three RBI’s. Chase Jones drove in freshman Jacob Waugh with a sac fly to center knotting the game 12, all in the seventh to force the extra frame. Waugh singled, setting the table for the late inning heroics. Colton Musgrave, and Nate Thomason also had a good night at the dish.
Thomason reached on an error in the eighth stole second and scored on a double by Waugh who in turn scored on a double by Cunningham putting the Warriors in front 14-12. A&M answered in the bottom half and ended it by scoring three on two hits and two walks.
One night later offense was tough to come by in an 11-1 loss to a good Warrensburg-Lathem. The host Cardinals broke open a one-run game in the fourth plating a pair and posted crooked numbers in the fifth and sixth to end it early. Caden Baer led the way, notching two hits in three at bats. Musgrave had a hit as well but that was all the black and gold could muster. Baer took the loss on the hill allowing seven runs on six hits and three walks while striking out a pair in four innings.
They ended the week with a hard fought 7-3 loss to the CIC leading Bulldogs of St Teresa. Both squads worked through three scoreless innings before St T. put three on the board in the fourth and added four more in the sixth sealing the deal on the victory. Tuscola actually scored in three stanzas but were unable to hoist a crooked number. Baer had a solo homerun and drove in another run with a single on a two for four evening. Musgrave had two hits as well; including a double while Pierce added a base knock to the scorebook.
Pierce worked five strong innings giving up five runs, three earned on just three hits and two walks. The righty fastballer took care of nine on his own but fell victim of untimely miscues. Shinn fired the final two frames allowing two to cross the dish on two hits.