Tigers Start 2006 Season With a 10 Inning Victory
The Springfield Tigers amateur baseball team opened the 2006 Tomahawk East League season with a 10-inning victory on a very soggy day in Gibbon. Offense was minimal as the Tigers found themselves tied with the Reds, 1-1, going into the bottom of the ninth. The Reds threatened, but were unable to score to win it in regulation. In the top of the tenth, Marty Brandl led off with a walk. A sacrifice bunt by Michael Schumacher moved him up to second. Then, the pitcher, Matt Tews, drove him in with a base hit, giving the Tigers a 2-1 lead and the victory after Tews set down Gibbon in the bottom of the tenth.
Matt Tews pitched all ten innings for the complete game victory giving up just one run, on nine hits, with twelve strikeouts. Offensively the Tigers were led by their manager, Jesse Berg who had three hits. Ryan Sturm had two hits, with Matt Tews, Bob Fink, and Chris Sturm all adding one hit each.
|R. Sturm, 1B||5||0||2||0||0||0|
|C. Sturm, CF||3||0||1||0||1||0|
|Tews (W, 1-0)||10||9||1||1||5||12|