Gameday Central | Tiger Baseball vs. Greenup County
Thursday, June 9th | 6:00 PM | Whitaker Bank Ballpark | Lexington, KY
St. Xavier Tigers (25-12) vs. Greenup County (39-1)
Thursday, June 9th
2016 Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament First Round
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
The Tiger Baseball team takes on Greenup County tonight at 6:00 in the first round of the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament. Greenup County is one of the best teams in the nation and sports and amazing record of 39-1. This game will not be easy for the Tigers, but because of there stout pitching, they will have a fighting chance.
Coach Porta has not yet named the starting pitcher for the Tiger’s tonight’s game, but he has said that it will be one of the seniors, Adam Elliott or Daniel Fischer. Both Elliott and Fischer are star pitchers that are committed to play for powerhouse UofL next year. With the new tournament format this year, St. X only really needs two pitchers for the whole tournament. In years past, three or four pitchers would have been necessary to win a state championship. Having two of the best pitchers in the state will give the Tigers an edge tonight and for the rest of the tournament.
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