The Pilot Grove Tigers baseball team surrendered one run in the first-three innings to suffer a 4-0 loss Tuesday night at home against the Jamestown Eagles.
Pilot Grove, dropping to 2-3 overall, also managed just one hit in the game against Jamestown.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said the game was a great testament to where the Tigers are at and where they need to be improving.
“Credit to Jamestown and their pitching staff as they kept us off balance at the plate all night,” Skaggs said. “We never rallied together any momentum on the offensive side and we have guys that can hit the ball. I think our pitching and defense are doing their job for the most part, but we have to find a way to get guys on base. The best thing about it was even though we recorded one hit there was two instances where we were one big break from getting some runs across in two different innings. These are the kind of games we need for our program.”
Austin Flippin picked up the win in the circle for Jamestown while Cole Meisenheimer took the loss for Pilot Grove. Flippin started the game and pitched 2 2/3 innings and gave up one hit and one walk while striking out six batters. Garrett Wolfe then came in and pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief and recorded nine strikeouts while Cole Thiessen threw one inning and walked one while striking out one.
For Pilot Grove, Meisenheimer had seven strikeouts in six innings and gave up four runs on five hits and one walk. Austin Kollmeyer then came in and pitched one inning and struck out two batters while surrendering three hits.
Jamestown also finished the game with eight hits in the game, with Flippin going 3-for-3 with three singles. Wolfe had two singles and one RBI while Clark Rohrbach, Mack Sorrells and Nick Perez added one single each.
Bailey Quint had the only hit in the game for Pilot Grove, being a single.