Tigers battle back to beat Lubbock High
Frenship needed only one inning to put Lubbock High away at the First Bank Classic Friday afternoon.
The Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to battle from behind for an 8-4 win over Lubbock High.
Lubbock High pitcher Alfredo Delgado threw four and two-thirds innings before giving up a run to the Tigers.
“You have to give credit around,” said Frenship head coach Chad Reynolds. “Our guys battled late in the game and gave us a chance to win. Their guy on the mound (Delgado) is good. He did a really good job of locating and keeping the ball out of the zone.”
Tyler Lloyd recorded the Tigers first hit of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, but the Tigers were not able to rally as Chris Van Gilder struck out for the final out of the inning.
Frenship made its way to the plate quickly by getting three of four Lubbock High batters out during the sixth inning.
Clay Lyons opened the bottom of the sixth with a single line-drive to center field. Jordan Richburg followed with a walk and an error at short-stop allowed Trey Whaley to reach first base and load the bases for Nick Hanslik.
Hanslik hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Lyons and Richburg came in to score on a passed ball to home.
Brian Matthews hit a single that a diving out-fielder was unable to reach in right field and John Swope was able to reach on a short stop throwing error.
Taylor Read hit the first extra base hit of the game and Tyler Lloyd walked to load the bases for Matt Hill who was pinch hitting for Van Gilder. Hill hit a Texas League blooper to right field to bring Swope and Lloyd in. Colby Gass pinch ran for Hill and came in to score on a passed ball to finish the Tigers scoring.
Matt McKee pitched six innings and recorded one strikeout as he received the win for the Tigers.
“We had a lot of tough plays on defense,” said McKee. “I had to go out there and keep throwing strikes and keep doing my job because I know there are eight guys out there backing me up.”