The Mansfield Tigers closed out last week on a positive note. Having traveled to West Fork to face the Tigers on Friday, March 15, Mansfield not only stole the win but they stole the show too.
The two teams kept things close the entire game coming to a 6-6 tie in the seventh inning. With zero action in inning eight, the Red Tigers were done playing eenie meenie miney mo. Getting their second wind, Mansfield came out of right field to charge West Forks bases with five runs ending the game 11-6 Red Tigers.
Coming in with their so fast if you blink your going to miss it pitching skills were seniors Seth Fudge and Hunter Willsey. Seth made 78 pitches in five innings facing 25 batters and striking out six of them. Throwing in four innings, Hunter made 57 pitches to 17 batters while striking out five of them.
Putting the numbers on the board and perfecting their left turn running abilities were Hunter Willsey and Isaac Cothran with two runs apiece. And bringing in the remaining seven runs were Aaron Brewer, Seth Fudge, Hayden Henson, Tyler Watkins, Codi Chick, Zach Woolbright, and Nathan Brewer. Seth and Hunter even earned extra sprinkles on their cupcakes by making one homerun each.
With more hits than Woody Woodpecker was Hunter with three. Seth, Hayden, Codi, and Cody Fudge with two each. And Tyler, Isaac, and Layton Howard with one apiece. Layton, Hayden, and Isaac also earned themselves a combined three steals.
Sitting cozy in the department of defense was Isaac with 13 putouts and Cody with 12. Nathan and Hunter each made one. Assisting the Red Tigers in their victory was Layton and Hayden with four assist each. Seth and Hunter with three each. And Cody with one.
After Friday’s successful outcome, the Mansfield Tigers have upgraded their total play record to 2-2 and 1-1 in conference play. Up next for Mansfield are the Booneville Bearcats on Monday, March 25 at 4:30 p.m.