May 10, 2012

Kigar Tosses One-Hitter to Keep Tigers Perfect in Conference

Mother Nature forced Scotland County to take its show on the road Thursday evening, but the move didn't seem to affect pitcher Cordie Kigar. The sophomore tossed a one-hitter to help the Tigers topple the Raiders 6-0 to remain atop the standings of the Tri-Rivers Conference.

The game was moved to Shelbyville due to wet conditions at the Memphis field.

The Raiders threatened in the first inning, with runners at second and third and only one out. But Kigar recovered to strike out the side.

The one-out hit in the first inning proved to be the only blemish against the sophomore hurler. He retired the next 20 batters in order over the final 6 2/3 innings, including seven consecutive strikeouts at one point.

Scotland County was unable to get much going against North Shelby hurler, John Stoneburner. The Tigers tallied a single run in the bottom of the second. Harley Stone started the rally with a single. Ben Shannan reached on a fielder's choice and later scored on an RBI hit by Tyler Buford to make it 1-0.

Stone singled to start the fourth. The senior stole second base and came in to score on a base hit by Jacob Blessing to make it 2-0.

SCR-I finally blew the game open in the bottom of the fifth. Kigar singled and stole second base. He scored on a base hit by Drew Miller. A couple North Shelby errors opened the door for the big inning. Andrew Mathes delivered an RBI hit and Blessing drove in two more runs with a single to make it 6-0.

That was more than enough scoring for Kigar, who went the distance, allowing only one hit and one walk, while striking out 17.

SCR-I improved to 12-1 on the year and 4-0 in the TRC.

Stone and Blessing both went 2-3 at the plate. Stone had two runs scored while Blessing had two RBIs. Drew Miller went 2-4 with a run scored and an RBI.

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