The Pilot Grove Tigers baseball team picked up its first conference win of the season by beating the Glasgow Yellowjackets Thursday night in Glasgow 21-9.
The Tigers, improving to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in the CAC, opened the game with two runs in the top-half of the first and never looked back while plating one in the second, eight again in the third, four in the fourth and three runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings of play. Glasgow, meanwhile, sent two runs across in the third, six again in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Pilot Grove coach Derek Skaggs said with a win against Glasgow the Tigers took care of the most important thing for themselves. “We managed our pitching enough to have a shot for a piece of the conference title with a win at Cairo,” Skaggs said. “With all of our top three pitchers available tonight, we are confident going into this contest. Our offense had some productive at bats and I believe the boys are ready for the opportunity they have.”
Bailey Quint picked up the win on the mound for Pilot Grove while Briar Boss took the loss for Glasgow. Quint started the game and pitched 2 1/3 innings, giving up just one hit while striking out three batters. Anderson Twenter then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed eight runs on four hits and five walks while striking out two. Meanwhile, after Austin Kollmeyer pitched one inning and issued one run on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters, Cole Meisenheimer came in and pitched one inning and struck out two batters.
Pilot Grove also out-hit Glasgow 11-7, with Austin Kollmeyer going 2-for-3 with a single and a home run. Kealin Vinson was 2-for-2 with a single and a double while Meisenheimer added two singles, Laben Twenter with one double and Bailey Quint, Anderson Twenter, Luke Kollmeyer and Lucas Fahrendorf each with one single.
Trace Thompson had two hits for Glasgow, one of which went for a double. Briar Boss and Gage McMillan also doubled for the Yellowjackets, who dropped to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in the CAC.