The Pilot Grove Tigers baseball team overcame a four-run first inning by Father Tolton to beat the Trailblazers by a score of 7-4 last Friday at Twillman field in Harley park in Boonville.
The Tigers, who improved to 12-4 on the season, trailed Father Tolton 4-1 after the first inning before rallying with one run in the third and five again in the fourth.
Pilot Grove coach Clint Poulsen said this game started out very rough, as they gave up four runs in the top of the first inning.  
“We had difficulty catching the baseball in the inning that led to the runs, but we worked out of it and then worked on getting back in the game,” Poulsen said. “Isaac Lorenz really sparked things with a triple in the bottom of the inning and later scored to make it 4-1.  Regan settled down and pitched his best game of the year limiting Tolton to only three hits on the night and our defense for the most part helped him out the rest of the night.  In the bottom of the fourth, we started to wear down their starter and took advantage to score five runs and take the lead 7-4, where it stayed for the rest of the game.  As we wind down we are starting to get a solid lineup figured out and some role players are really doing their job as well.”
Regan Meisenheimer picked up the complete game victory for Pilot Grove while Clay Harrison took the loss for Father Tolton. In seven innings, Meisenheimer gave up four runs on three hits and five walks while striking out four. Harrison, meanwhile, pitched the first-four innings and gave up seven runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two.
Pilot Grove also out-hit Father Tolton 8-3, with Isaac Lorenz going 3-for-3 with two singles, one triple and two RBIs.
Keaton Vollrath was 2-for-3 with a single, double and two RBIs while Regan Meisenheimer added one double and two RBIs, Alex Twenter with a RBI-single and Jake Leverton with one single.
Tyler Harrison, Carson McCarty and Clayton Neuner each had one single for Father Tolton.
In the JV game, Father Tolton defeated Pilot Grove 8-3 in five innings of play.
Jacob Twenter, Isaac Lorenz and Jared Schupp shared the pitching duties for the Tigers. Jared Schupp also went 3-for-3 in the game with three singles while Grant Vollrath and Cameron Gerke each had one single.