MAUSTON—“It felt great to get back outside on a ball field, even though it was a bit chilly,” said Tiger coach Jarrod Washburn following the Tigers’ 13-0 win over Independence-Gilmanton on Saturday.
“First game we played Independence-Gilmanton who is ranked #8 in the preseason coaches poll. The boys came out and played great right from the start, scoring six runs in the top of the first, followed by seven in the second inning off some solid pitching. Every kid in the lineup had quality at bats, which was great to see this early in the season.”
A three-run home run by Hunter Rosenbaum was the highlight of the first inning. Two walks, two singles, and a hit batsmen along with the homer got the six runs across.
In inning two, Rosenbaum got two additional RBIs with a triple, and Trevor Gustafson followed with a two run home run.
Gustafson was three for three at the plate, Jack Washburn two for two, and Rosenbaum ended up two for three.
“Obviously,” continued Coach Washburn, “the big story of game one was Jack on the mound. He was as dominant as I’ve seen him, throwing a no-hitter and striking out 14 of the 15 outs for the game. The only out that came on a non strikeout was him picking off a kid he had walked, so he didn’t allow one ball to be put in play the entire game, very impressive against one of the top D4 teams in the state.”