By Brooke Bostron
The Wiggins Tigers baseball team faced two tough losses against Burlington March 21, as the opening day for the Tigers their first game had to be rescheduled due to the weather.
During the first game, three of the Tigers hit the ball, but no one scored. The players that hit were Armando Munoz, Caleb Cardwell, and Terran Freauff. “We just need to stop making stupid mistakes; we really need to hit the batting cages,” said Freauff.
Steven Leon led the game with five outs, followed by Austin Perry with four outs, and then a three- way tie between Trevor Dye, Caleb Cardwell, and Corey Ritchey, all with one out. Dye had two assists and Leon, Cardwell, David Nance, and Rocky Blake all had one assist. Dye and Leon pitched during the game. Dye struck out three batters. The Tigers lost 13-0.
During the second game, five of the Tigers hit the ball, and three scored. The Tigers that hit were Tucker Baker, Nance, and Freauff. Dye and Ritchey scored, and after being pegged, Cardwell also scored. The Tigers scored three points.
Baker and Leon had eight outs, followed by Blake with two and Nance with one. Blake led the assists with four, followed by Dye with two, and Baker and Cardwell both with one. Leon and Cardwell both pitched during this game. Cardwell struck out eight batters. The Tigers lost 3-5.
“I think we played alright, that first game was a little bit rough,” said Armando Munoz. “We made a lot of mistakes, but if we cut out those mistakes I think we would be able to compete with [Burlington]. I think we need to keep our heads up after a mistake and just move on to the next pitch.” Munoz also said that he thinks they will be able to compete with better teams once they learn from their mistakes.
Freauff said that he is feeling optimistic about their game on Saturday because they have put in a good hard week of practice. The Tigers next game will be on Saturday, March 29, against Haxtun.