Tecumseh Savages Finish Season Strong With A 24-13 Record

 

A timely hit or two in each game may have propelled the Savages to a State Tournament. One of the more successful Tecumseh baseball seasons in recent years came to a heartbreaking end last week in the Regional Tournament in Weatherford. The Savages lost two straight 1-0 games in the tournament to finish the year.

The Savages opened the tournament against the host team Weatherford last Thursday morning and the tight ballgame needed an extra inning to be decided by a 1-0 Bulldog win. The Savages and the Bulldogs each had five hits in the game, but Weatherford got a sacrifice fly in the top of the eighth to drive in the games lone run. Kainan Ryan singled to start the bottom of the eighth before a strikeout and a double play ended the Savage hopes.

Shafer started on the mound for the Savages and went seven strong innings allowing no runs while scattering four hits and getting 21 outs. Shafer struck out eight hitters and walked three in the outing. Shafer was also the leader on offense with two hits as he was 2-for-3.


Tyler Thompson took the pitching loss for Tecumseh as he gave up one unearned run on just one hit while fanning two and walking one. Ryan had two hits as he went 2-for-3 in the loss. Gage Boatman had the Savages other hit in the game and was 1-for-4.

Anther pitcher’s duel broke out in the Savages’ second game of the double elimination tournament and again Tecumseh couldn’t manage to cross the plate as they fell to Newcastle 1-0 to end the season.

The Racers pushed across a run in the top of the second and then held Tecumseh scoreless the rest of the way to win the game. Tecumseh couldn’t get any bats going and was out hit by Newcastle 6-1 in the second straight painful loss.

Tristin Anthony was on the hill for the Savages against Newcastle and pitched a masterful game as he gave up the one run on six hits while striking out five and walking just two. Peyton Cooper got the Savages’ lone hit.

After Kane Ainesworth walked to get on base with one out in the bottom of the seventh, Cooper hit a line drive to center to move the tying run to third base. After the second out of the inning, the Savages loaded the bases, but couldn’t get a run home and ended the game leaving three on the bags.


Both games were well played by the Savages and their opponents with just one error over 15 innings of baseball. The Savages end a terrific season with a record of 24-13.

 

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