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Game Preview: White Sox vs. Tigers

Posted by sharris2929 on May 18, 2012

White Sox vs. Tigers

Saturday, May 19th

1:00 PM

Crown Point Sportsplex

Last season, the Tigers were the big surprise of the Over the Hill League, challenging for a league championship after years of toiling in the cellar.  Their dramatic improvement of that new-look ballclub allowed the Tigers to sneak up on the rest of the league. 

The Tigers won’t be doing any sneaking this year. 

With nearly the same roster returning from last year’s 14 win campaign, the Tigers find themselves among the early favorites to contend for a title again this year.  The path to glory starts tomorrow at 1pm. 

The Tigers will line up against the always tough White Sox, who may have revenge on their collective minds. 

Flash back to October 2nd, 2011, which was the last time these two teams met.  It was last year’s playoffs, and both team’s found themselves in the losers’ bracket, meaning one team would be going home for good after the game.  The Sox started hot and found themselves with a 2-0 lead and the bases loaded before they even made their first out, but Dave Purkey struck out the side and the offense responded.  The Tigers pounded in 16 runs and the outcome was never in doubt, winning 16-6 to end the White Sox’ 2011 campaign. 

Tigers fans will recall that despite the big win, that team was hobbled with injuries.  Dan Titus foolishly broke his thumb playing flag football and was unable to catch.  Joe Anaya was slowed with a calf injury.  Those injuries are all a distant memory.  The Tigers are healthy and ready to play, with 8 players taking part in the South Holland spring league to prepare for the season. 

Mother nature should be providing perfect conditions for the game, as the weather calls for sunny skies and 88 degrees at first pitch.  Let’s hope the Tigers start the season just as hot.

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