Nevada Tigers are 2-0 on the road this year after impressive win over Smith Cotton

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

After an impressive win against the Smith Cotton Tigers, the Nevada Tigers are now 2-0 when they travel to the opponents' games, and are 2-1 on the year. “Early season wins on the road are definitely not easy to come by, “ said Head Coach for the Nevada Tigers Danny Penn, “but we have had a lot of offensive success. Early in the game much like the last two we have played, we had a lot of runners on base and ran ourselves out of another inning, but we were able to put seven runs on them in the middle of the ball game and we just cruised from there.”

Logan Marquardt got revenge on the ball today, as instead of getting hit by the ball he instead hit it back. “Marquardt, Kartman Highley, Case Sanderson and some others have maybe been pressing though a couple of games and haven’t had the performances they were looking for,” quoted Penn. “But Highley had a big hit to score a run in the third inning of play and Marquardt gave a two RBI triple play for us. I’m happy for the seniors that came through with some big moments and happy with some of our guys who were struggling a bit to give us some good base hits for some runs today.”

Sanderson got the job done on the mound against the Smith Cotton Tigers, but Nevada did have some trouble wrapping the game up in the bottom of the seventh inning, with some key players making some mistakes at the end of the game. They did a nice job,” Penn remarked. “Case could tell you that he got into some deeper counts than he would have liked, but he threw 58 pitches in four innings, and was able to get some early pitch count outs and strikes outs against Smith Cotton. This was also Cade Beshores first time on the mound pitching for a Varsity game and I thought he did a really nice job packing the zone, and Asa Wilson who hasn’t pitched a lot for us, took a lot of batters and got in a rhythm, and did a nice job settling down in there.”

The next time the Tigers will play will be against the Carthage Tigers in Carthage, Mo., and then they will take on the Carl Junction Bulldogs at home this Saturday at 2.p.m at Lyons Field in Nevada. Coach Penn describes the two opponents and what he thinks will happen. “I told the guys in the postgame meeting that we had, that we think we have the capability to be a very good baseball team, and to not take any of these games or reps for granite. Use it to see where we are ranking wise and we will see that when we play Carthage and Carl Junction this week.”

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