The Tigers were only able to come up with four hits in the ballgame, but they kept putting pressure on the Roughriders’ struggling defense and it paid off in the end. Roosevelt had six fielding errors on the night.
The Riders began the scoring in the top of the first, when leadoff hitter Ben Norman singled and later scored on a double by cleanup hitter Michael Watson. Roosevelt then loaded the bases and somehow, someway, ADM starting pitcher Joe Sloss was able to escape from the jam by striking out two Roosevelt hitters to end the inning.
ADM would tie things up in the bottom of the first after Jackson VerWoert reached on an error and later scored on a passed ball.
The game’s defining inning was the 4th–the Tigers scored five runs on two hits and also capitalized on Roosevelt’s three errors. The Riders would threaten in the top of the 5th, again loading the bases with two outs but they weren’t able to push any runs across.
Elijah McCartney then worked the last two innings for the Tigers to preserve the win and pick up his first save of the season.
Last night’s win was the third straight for ADM over Roosevelt… the Tigers will take on another Class 4A opponent tonight in the form of the Indianola Indians on the road.
In other ADM sports news, the softball team won its second consecutive ballgame yesterday, blanking Des Moines North, 2-0. That box score can be found on our website at RaccoonValleyRadio.com.
Also, the ADM boys soccer team defeated Knoxville 1-0 to advance to the substate final. That game will be played at top ranked Norwalk at noon tomorrow.