Tiger Baseball falls to top Ranked Mankato West in Season Opener
(By Head Coach Jay Enderson)
Albert Lea Varsity Tigers lost the lead late in a 9-2 defeat to Mankato West Scarlets Varsity on Monday. The game was tied at two with Mankato West Scarlets Varsity batting in the bottom of the fifth when an error scored one run for Mankato West Scarlets Varsity.
The Albert Lea Varsity Tigers struggled to contain the high-powered offense of Mankato West Scarlets Varsity, giving up nine runs.
In the second inning, Albert Lea Varsity Tigers got their offense started when Cam Davis drew a walk, scoring one run.
Mankato West Scarlets Varsity evened things up at two in the bottom of the fourth inning when Braeden Smook singled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
Zander Dittbenner was the winning pitcher for Mankato West Scarlets Varsity. Dittbenner surrendered zero runs on zero hits over four innings, striking out nine and walking one.
Dakota Jahnke took the loss for Albert Lea Varsity Tigers. The righty allowed two hits and four runs over one inning, striking out one.
Carter Miller started the game for Albert Lea Varsity Tigers. The lefthander went four innings, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out three Riley Bersaw started the game for Mankato West Scarlets Varsity. The righthander went three innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out six
Jahnke went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Albert Lea Varsity Tigers in hits.
Mankato West Scarlets Varsity tallied eight hits. Avery Stock and Ryan Haley each racked up multiple hits for Mankato West Scarlets Varsity.
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