One unearned run was the lone tally on Thursday night in Memphis as Scotland County was able to prevail in a pitcher’s duel to get by Clark County 1-0.
Cordie Kigar was dominating on the mound for the Tigers. He surrendered just two hits and a pair of walks over seven innings of shutout baseball. He struck out 15 Indians in the victory.
The Indians lone scoring threat came in the fifth inning. Tucker Yates delivered a two-out double. Addison Sprague hit a comebacker to the mound, but Kigar’s throw to first base was low and got away from Landyn Swearingen. The first baseman retrieved the ball and threw home to Will Pickerell who was able to tag out Yates to keep the game scoreless.
SCR-I was unable to get much going on offense the entire night. Jacob Blessing led off the game with a base hit but was picked off first base. Marcus Jenkins reached on an error in the third but was stranded. Austin Thrasher worked out a two-out walk in the fourth but never advanced past first base, the same spot where Swearingen was left standing in the fifth inning after a two-out single.
The Tigers finally pushed a run across the plate in the bottom of the sixth inning. Blessing reached on an error to start the inning and stole second base. He advanced into scoring position on a passed ball. With two outs, the Indians intentionally walked Thrasher to pitch to Pickerell, who entered the game in the second inning after starting catcher Tyler Buford left the game due to illness. Pickerell delivered with a hard shot up the middle that the shortstop misplayed for an error, allowing Blessing to score.
Kigar worked a perfect seventh inning, striking out Bryce Shaffer to seal the 1-0 win. Scotland County improved to 14-3 on the season with the victory, the second of the year over Clark County.