Saturday, April 8, 2017
Bluffton High School
Whitko High School
Bluffton Tigers Varsity Goes Down On Final Play Against Whitko.
It came down to the last play, but Bluffton Tigers Varsity was on the wrong end of an 8-7 defeat to Whitko on Saturday. Whitko trailed 7-6 in the bottom of the tenth inning when there was an error, scoring two runs. Bluffton Tigers Varsity lost despite out-hitting Whitko 14 to nine. Bluffton Tigers Varsity captured the lead in the second inning. An error scored one run for Bluffton Tigers Varsity. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Whitko tied things up at six. Whitko scored three runs when Bradford homered with zero outs in the seventh inning. Bluffton Tigers Varsity scored four runs in the fourth inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Kolton Moore and a single by Gavin King.
Whitko scored three runs in the seventh inning. Whitko scored its runs on a home run by Bradford. Bradford earned the win for Whitko. He pitched one and one-third innings, giving up one run, two hits, striking out four, and walking one. Mitchell Kuhlenbeck took the loss for Bluffton Tigers Varsity. He went one-third of an inning, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and walking zero. Morris started the game for Whitko. He went three and two-thirds innings, surrendering five runs, six hits, and striking out three. King started the game for Bluffton Tigers Varsity. He tossed six innings, allowing three runs, seven hits, and striking out six.
Bluffton Tigers Varsity collected 14 hits. King, Landon Harris, Kuhlenbeck, Eli Inskeep, and Clayton Thompson each collected multiple hits for Bluffton Tigers Varsity. Moore and King each drove in two runs to lead Bluffton Tigers Varsity. Whitko had nine hits in the game. Bradford and Goff each collected multiple hits for Whitko. Bradford went 3-for-6 at the plate to lead Whitko in hits.
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