Tiger Baseball’s Seven Day Extravaganza
Baseball is known as a sport notorious for having a lot of games in a short time period. Most MLB teams will go on stretches of playing six or seven days in a row. But those are professional teams. It’s not so common in the high school ranks. However, the Tiger Baseball team will began their first of seven games in seven days yesterday when they played North Oldham at home.
The Tigers were originally scheduled to play the Mustangs on Monday, but due to weather, the game was pushed back. Obviously, there wasn’t much the team could do about it, but now they are faced with a daunting task of seven games in a week.
These games won’t be a cake walk by any means either. St.X will face four teams that were ranked in the Preseason Top 25 by Prep Baseball Report, as well as an out-of-state team from Camp Hill, PA. Let’s take a look at the schedule:
Yesterday, the Tigers defeated #8 North Oldham by a score of 15-5. This was an especially impressive win, because the Tigers faced a Major League prospect in pitcher Joe Boyle. There were multiple scouts in attendance, but they quickly left after the Tigers made short work of Boyle.
Today- #25 North Bullitt (5:00 PM)
Friday – St.X takes on Trinity… coincidentally the one from Pennsylvania (5:00 PM)
Saturday – #4 Trinity… the real one this time! (9:00 AM) and #5 Lexington Catholic (5:00 PM)
Monday – Oldham County (6:00 PM)
Tuesday – DuPont Manual (6:30 PM)
Luckily for the Tigers, every game except for Manual will be at home during this seven game stretch. Depending on how the Tigers’ record comes out of this extravaganza, it’ll be extremely telling of how the Tigers are positioned to repeat as State Champions. Yes there are tough games and yes this is a tall task, but the possibility of coming out with four Top 25 wins this early in the season would show that the Tigers are not messing around this year.