BY EASTON LEONARD –
Last Tuesday, March 6th, the Acorn Tigers baseball team hosted the Heavener Wolves for their season and home opener.
Number ten, Warren, started the game on the mound for the Tigers. Acorn went on to allow four runs in the opening inning, after a few walks, errors, and hits. However, in the bottom half of the first, the Tigers answered after a leadoff walk and an error by the Wolves. Acorn added on one run of their own in the first, to make the score 4-1, after one complete inning.
Jeremiah Swint moved to the mound for the Tigers to start the second inning. After a leadoff hit by pitch, a double to left center, a single into center, a balk, and another single to center, Swint allowed just two runs in the top of the second, to make the score 6-1.
After a leadoff hit by pitch, a walk to follow, and then a fly ball to center that wasn’t caught, the Tigers added one more run in the bottom of the second, to make the score 6-2, after two complete innings of play.
The Wolves offense really seemed to erupt in the top of the third, as Heavener added on seven more runs. Again, in the bottom half of the third the Tigers answered, scoring two runs of their own, to make the score 13-4, after three innings.
Austin Hartin came in to pitch for the Tigers in the top of the fourth. Hartin loaded the bases, but was able to record two outs, before Heavener scored three runs. Down by twelve, in the bottom of the fourth, Acorn knocked in two more runs, to make the score 16-4, after four complete.
In the fifth and final inning of the ballgame, the Tigers allowed Heavener to score seven runs into the top of the fifth, and were unable to score in the bottom half, to make the final score 23-6, in favor of the Heavener Wolves.
On Friday, March 9th, the Tigers traveled to Cossatot River and were shutout by the Eagles, 17-0.
This week, on Monday, March 12th, the Tigers traveled to Caddo Hills, and will host Hartford on Friday, March 16th.
Also last week, the Acorn Lady Tigers softball team competed in the Poyen Tournament. In their first game, the Lady Tigers tied with Mount Ida 8-8, but went on to defeated Magnet Cove 8-2, on Thursday.
This week, the Lady Tigers hosted Cutter Morning Star on Monday, and will compete in the DMAC Tournament this Friday through Saturday.