Lebanon fell to Tri-West on Friday in ten innings 5 to 4 and then dropped two games on Saturday at Twin Lakes. Against the Bruins, junior Nick Nies started and gave up four runs, three earned, on four hits, a pair of walks, and two hit batsmen. He struck out three. Sophomore Garrett Harker came on in relief, taking the loss. He gave up two earned on seven hits, two walks, and two hit batters while fanning five. Junior Jarret French led the way at the plate for the Tigers with a double and a single, scoring once. Senior Jonathan Moore drove in two on the night.
On Saturday at Twin Lakes, LHS opened against Rochester and fell 15 to 5 in six innings. Senior Tyler Parker started and took the loss. He went an inning and a third, giving up seven runs, six earned, on five hits and three walks. He struck out two. Junior Isaac McClaine finished the game for the Tigers. In four and a third, he surrendered eight runs, six earned, on seven hits, two walks, and a hit batter. He also fanned two. Moore stood out at the plate. He three hits including a double and drove in two. Harker scored twice from his leadoff spot and had a pair of hits. French also had two hits.
The Tigers took on Tippecanoe Valley in the second game and lost a close one, 9 to 8. Junior Drew Cosgray started and went three and two thirds. He gave up six runs, three earned, on four hits and five walks while striking out five. French came on in relief and took the loss. In one and two thirds, he allowed three earned on a hit and seven walks. Coach Rick Cosgray had to stay with him a little longer than he normally would, as two of his regular pitchers were on the shelf with injuries. Harker was huge at the plate. He was four for four, with a home run, two doubles, and a walk. He scored three times and drove in one. Senior Michael O’Connor had three hits, including a double with three RBI. French had a pair of singles knocking in two.
The losses dropped the Tigers to 11 and 13 on the season with one game remaining before Sectionals. They will take on Lafayette Jefferson for Senior Night on Tuesday in Memorial Park at 6:00. In Sagamore Conference play they finished at 8 and 6.