Tiger Baseball Wins Region 7, Heads to State
St. X (26-10) topped Trinity (18-16) 3-1 earlier tonight at U of L’s Patterson Field, giving them the title of region champs for the 4th straight year. The Tigers now move on to state championship play against the Region 2 champions on Tues. June 3 at 8:00.
After going down 1-0 in the first inning, St. X came roaring back with three unanswered points off of four hits. The first two came off RBI’s from Dalton Dedas and Hayden Ford, who ended the game with two hits. Brandon Blaser’s RBI double brought the score to 3-1, and the Tigers held on to that lead to end the game.
Junior starting pitcher Cam Revelette went the distance and only allowed one hit, striking out eight and walking none in a truly masterful performance.
The team had a lot of support from the Rage Cage, who kept the energy high for all seven innings.
That was Tiger Baseball’s third meeting with and third win against the Shamrocks this year. “We are hitting the ball really well, playing good defense, [and our] pitchers are throwing strikes,” said outfielder Andrew McCormick, who picked up a run for the Tigers.
St. X only has five state championships in baseball, with the lastest coming in 1981, so a ring this year would be extra special.
The Rawlings/KHSAA Baseball State Tournament is a single elimination tournament that begins with the champions of each of the 16 regions and ends with one team being crown as the state champion. What do the Tigers have to do to win the tournament? “We gotta keep the same intensity. We gotta keep hitting, keep pitching, keep doing our same thing,” says pitcher JD Mundt.
We gotta keep the same intensity. We gotta keep hitting, keep pitching, keep doing our same thing.
Going into the state tournament, senior first baseman Hayden Ford leads St. X into lexington with a team-leading four home runs and 23 RBI’s.
Posted on May 29, 2014, in Tiger Baseball, WSTX Sports and tagged 7th Region Tournament, Baseball, Baseball Tigers, Brandon Blaser, Hayden Ford, regions, st. x, tigers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.