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Outlaws 10 Tigers 5

Posted by sharris2929 on June 22, 2012

As 7 pm rolled near last night, the Tigers were watching the parking lot, hoping to see a familiar car pull up.  As the umps called out, “Take the field!”, it still hadn’t happened. 

So the Tigers, ridiculously undermanned with just 8 players, took the field to take on the undefeated, first place Outlaws. 

Can you guess how that turned out?

The Outlaws did what good teams will do, taking advantage of the situation en route to a 10-5 victory, their 6th straight to begin the season. 

Despite the limitations, the Tigers got off to a promising start.  Scott Harris worked out of a bases loaded jam in the first to leave the Outlaws scoreless.  In the home half of the first, Anthony Perez lead off with a screaming double to left center.  Harris followed with a single, but Perez was held at third.  Dan Titus hit a sac fly, and just like that the Tigers had a 1-0 lead. 

But that one run was all the Tigers would fare off of Outlaw starter Gordon Sharkey.  He would mow through the Tigers order the next three innings before handing the game over to his bullpen with a comfy lead.

The Outlaws bats awoke in the second and third, taking advantage of the 8 players on the field for the Tigers as well as some other spotty defense.  They also banged out quite a few hits and made good of their opportunities with runners in scoring position.  Harris pitched three innings for the Tigers, and was relieved in the 4th by Dave Purkey.

Dan Titus made it more interesting in the 5th, bashing a 3 run bomb to left center (his 2nd of the year) to cut the lead to 9-5.  The Outlaws would tack on another run in the 6th to make it 10-5. 

It wasn’t a good performance for the Tigers by any means, but putting up a reasonable battle against the league’s best with a very limited lineup was a valiant effort.  It’ll be a much different game when these two teams play at full strength.

 

The Positives

  • Dan Titus drove in 4 of the 5 runs, including a three run bomb. 
  • Before the game Curt Lechner guaranteed that he would steal second and third base…AND HE DID IT!
  • Scott Harris went 2-3, continuing his hot streak at the plate.  He now has 13 hits in his last 16 at bats.

The Negatives

  • Only 8 Tigers showed up at game time.

What’s Next

The Tigers return to action on Sunday at 4pm against the Red Sox.

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One Response to “Outlaws 10 Tigers 5”

  1. Ryan said

    Great job Curt!

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