Pilot Grove sophomore Cole Meisenheimer delivered the knock out punch early for the Tigers Thursday night on the road against Glasgow.
After hitting singles in each of his first two at-bats, Meisenheimer came back with a grand slam home run to key a nine-run fourth inning to lead the Tigers past Glasgow 17-3 in five innings.
The Tigers, improving to 7-5 on the season, scored in every inning against Glasgow and led 1-0 after one, 3-0 after two and 7-0 after three before breaking the game wide open with a nine-run fourth. Pilot Grove also tacked on one in the fifth. As for Glasgow, they scored two in the fourth and one in the fifth.
Pilot Grove coach Neal Bailey said he thought his team had some good practices this week and it showed during the game. “We played well on both sides,” Bailey said.
Bailey Quint picked up the win on the mound for Pilot Grove while Haskamp took the loss for Glasgow. Quint, who improved to 4-1 on the season, pitched the first-two innings and struck out six batters while giving up one hit. Meisenheimer then came in and pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief and allowed two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out two batters. Then, to finish the game, Austin Kollmeyer pitched 1 1/3 innings and issued one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two.
In addition to his three hits in the game, Meisenheimer also drove in six runs for the Tigers.
Anderson Twenter also had a big night with four hits, one being a double, and driving in three runs. Austin Kollmeyer also homered and drove in three runs while Luke Kollmeyer and Kealin Vinson added one single and one RBI each, Quint and Hayden Krumm each with one single and Donnavon Gerke with two RBIs.
Fuemmeler had two hits in the game for Glasgow.