Tigers split rivalry series

Tigers split rivalry series

Sweeping the Dust: Second baseman Brad Burton (9) swipes the bag during a game against Marquette. The Tigers lost the game 6-2.

After starting the season 2-5, the OHS baseball team racked up two wins in a row against Northwest. They have been improving but still have a losing record at 5-10.
The Tigers had two games are against hated rival Mehlville with one of them at GCS Ballpark. The Tigers beat them in the first game 4-3 in ten innings.
“In order to win, we need to start finishing games,” infielder Luke Hassler (11) said.
If the Tigers expect to win, they need to pick it up defensively. They have made 25 errors so far this year.

“We definitely need to be more consistent with our defense,” assistant coach Mr. Nick Aboussie said. “We try to take it one pitch, one inning, one game at a time.”

A bright spot has been pitcher/ first baseman C.J Martin. He is 2-2 with a 1.75 earned run average and 33 strikeouts. He is also hitting a .417 average with 3 home runs and 12 runs batted in.

“He is the anchor of our staff and has also been ripping the ball,” pitcher Brian Whaley (12) said.

Despite Martin’s efforts, the Tigers lost the second game 4-3 in a tough battle at GCS Ballpark on April 18. The Tigers then got swept by Lindbergh. They only managed to score three runs in the series and gave up 18.

The Tigers play Fox on Tuesday April 24, at 4:15 p.m at Fox High School.