You couldn’t have asked any more out of freshman pitcher Bailey Quint last Thursday on the road against Slater.
While picking up the win on the mound, Quint also struck out a season high 16 batters while holding Slater to just one hit and one walk in six innings en route to a 7-0 victory.
The win was Quint’s third in four games for the Tigers, who improved to 4-2 overall.
Pilot Grove coach Neal Bailey said both Quint and Austin Kollmeyer threw well. “There’s not much to comment on the defensive side,” Bailey said. “There was only one hit given up the entire game and only one other ball put in play outside of two-base hit bunt attempts. Offensively, we put the ball in play and caught a few breaks to allow us to put up a few runs. However, we also got caught a few times on the bases and in the box, so it was a good game for us in the sense that it highlighted a few aspects of the game we needed to concentrate on in the coming days.”
Those aspects of the game sure looked fine on Thursday as the Tigers broke out the bats early with six runs in the first-three innings. Then, after a scoreless fourth and fifth innings of play, Pilot Grove came back and tacked on another run for insurance to record the shutout.
The Tigers also out-hit Slater 6-1, with Kealin Vinson going 2-for-4 with a single, double and three RBIs.
Austin Kollmeyer was 1-for-4 with a triple and one RBI while Cole Meisenheimer added a single and one RBI, Donnavan Gerke and Anderson Twenter each with one single and Hayden Krumm with one RBI.
Spencer Wilson had the only hit in the game for Slater, being a single.
Stockman took the loss on the mound for Slater by giving up six runs on five hits and eight walks while striking out four batters in four innings. Wilson then came in and pitched three innings in relief and allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two batters.