Tigers wrap week with 2-1 record

The Wills Point Tigers bounced back from an early stumble last week, rallying from an April 1 district loss to Brownsboro with wins over Community and Van. The week’s action moves the Tigers to 4-2 overall in District 14-4A play.

Wills Point never gave itself against Brownsboro, falling behind 8-0 after just three innings of play.

With the game already well in hand, Wills Point picked up its lone run of the night courtesy of a Hosea Carroll RBI double that brought home Caden Bennett in the top of the sixth inning.

Leading hitters for the Tigers in the loss included Jarred Sanford going 2/3, Logan Morris going 1/3, Hosea Carroll going 1/3 with a double and an RBI, Jayton Oldacre going 1/3, Riley Ramsey going 1/2 and Sam Berberich going 1/3.

Tyler James pitched well in relief against the Bears, going 3 1/3 innings while allowing one hit and no earned runs.

Wills Point bounced back quickly from its loss to the Bears, taking to the diamond April 2 and recording a decisive 9-3 win over Nevada Community.

The Tiger offense struck quickly in the top of the first inning thanks in large part to a Seth Wilson single that scored both Jarred Sanford and Logan Morris.

Nevada cut a run off their deficit in the bottom of the second, but Wills Point scored four runs in the top of the third to thwart Nevada’s momentum. Hosea Carroll started the frame with a triple and came home to score on a fielding error. Riley Ramsey followed suit with a similar formula, bringing home Caden Bennett on an RBI triple. Ramsey eventually scored on yet another fielding error to up the lead to 5-1.

The final run of the inning came home on a passed ball, leaving the Tigers in front 6-1.

After allowing two Nevada runs in the bottom of the third inning, Wills Point responded with two insurance runs in the top of the fourth and another insurance run in the top of the fifth to close out the 9-3 win.

Leading hitters for Wills Point included Seth Wilson going 2/3 with 3 RBI and a run scored, Hosea Carroll going 2/3 with two triples, an RBI and a run scored, Logan Morris going 2/4 with a run scored, Riley Ramsey going 1/2 with a triple, an RBI and a run scored, Jarred Sanford going 1/5 with two runs scored, and Sam Berberich going 1/4.

Logan Morris starred in relief for the Tigers in the contest, striking out five Nevada batters in five innings of on-hit ball.

Wills Point closed its week with a 5-4 win over the rival Van Vandals April 5. A complete box score for the game was not available as of press time.

Upcoming games for Wills Point will include hosting Rains April 8, traveling to Canton April 12, and back-to-back home dates against Brownsboro April 19 and Van April 22.