Tigers claw back to win series against Hereford

• Coming up: Frenship begins the area round of the playoffs against El Paso Andres at 5 p.m. central today at New Mexico Junior College. The best-of-three series will continue Saturday at 1 p.m. CDT, and a third game will follow if necessary.

• Record: 20-14 (6-2 in district)

• Looking Back: The Tigers lost to Hereford during the first game of playoffs 10-4 at Levelland but rebounded with a 7-2 win during game two.

• Frenship came back to win the best-of-three series with a 10-0 victory in game three Saturday at Amarillo High School.

• Frenship pitcher Lance Ratliff pitched five complete innings while recording eight strikeouts and giving up only two hits.

• The Tigers jumped ahead early when Clay Lyons was hit by a pitch on the pitch of the game. Trey Whaley followed with a walk. Nick Hanslik moved the runners around on a sacrifice bunt, and Brian Matthews scored Lyons on a fielder’s choice ground ball. John Swope reached on a shortstop error that scored Whaley before the inning ended.

• The Tigers were relatively quiet offensively as they scored only one other run in the third inning but they came alive with a seven-run fifth inning to put the mercy rule in effect.

• Hanslik led off with a walk and scored from first on a double from Matthews. Swope hit a double to score Matthews and Jordan Richburg reached on an error from the third baseman.

• Matt Hill hit a single to score Richburg and, Lyons followed with a base-clearing triple before Whaley hit a solo home run to give the Tigers a 10-0 lead.

• The Hereford batters hit into three consecutive fly-ball outs to end the game

Schedule/Results
Feb. 19 @Levelland W, 7-0
Feb. 21 Austin Anderson L, 5-11
Feb. 21 RR Stoney Point L, 1-11
Feb. 22 RR McNeil W, 8-7
Feb. 22 Judson L, 6-7
Feb. 22 Austin High W, 5-4
Feb. 26. Andrews W, 9-2
Feb. 28 Grapevine L, 2-12
Feb. 29 Odessa High L, 0-10
Feb. 29 Monterey L, 5-12
Mar. 1 Garland Lake View Centennial W, 6-2
Mar. 5 Lubbock High W, 15-4
Mar. 7 EP Franklin W, 8-5
Mar. 7 Lubbock High W, 8-4
Mar. 8 Odessa W, 8-7
Mar. 8 Amarillo High W, 10-5
Mar. 11 Coronado L, 8- 15
Mar. 14 @Amarillo High W, 10-2
Mar. 15 Monterey L, 2-3
Mar. 19 Cooper W, 18-5
Mar. 20 @ Cooper L, 6-7
Mar. 25 Lake View W, 10-5
Mar. 28 @ Plainview* W, 14-9
April 1 @Big Spring* W, 4-1
April 4 @Canyon Randall L, 11-14
April 8 Estacado* W, 7-6
April 11 @ Lake View W, 15-12
April 15 Plainview* L, 1-2
April 18 Big Spring* W, 11-0
April 22 Estacado* L, 5-6
May 2 Hereford** L, 4-10
May 3 Hereford** W, 7- 2
May 3 Hereford** W, 10-0

*District 4-4A game
** Playoff game
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