Just one more run was all the A-D-M baseball team needed as they swept conference foe Ballard Monday night in two games by finals of 1-0 and 4-3.
A-D-M continued to resurrect their early season woes in the first few innings by collecting three hits in the very first inning in game one, capped off by a Joe Finnegan RBI single. From there it was all about pitching an defense for A-D-M who held a Ballard team averaging nearly six runs a game scoreless through seven innings.
It was Nick Dufoe to do the honor of limiting the Ballard offense to just two hits all night long while sending five batters back to the dugout via strikeout. Offensively for the Tigers, they totaled five hits in the contest with contributions from Dufoe himself, Grant Curran, Joe Finnegan, Matthew West, and Ethan Meyer.
The Tigers had key hitting from the top three batters in the line up in game two to help the Tigers sweep the season series with a 4-3 win.
Nick Dufoe started off the scoring by driving in Nick Lindgren with an RBI single, the eleventh of the season for the senior. The fifth inning would witness plenty of offense on both sides as the Tigers opened up the inning with an RBI sacrifice fly by Grant Curran. Meanwhile a pair of errors and a fielders choice produced the only three runs of the game for the Bombers. Ballard held the slight 3-2 edge heading into the sixth inning but it wouldn’t last long. A Nick Lindgren single and a Dalton Hews sacrifice fly brought in two more runs for the Tigers who held on to that 4-3 advantage to win the game.
Logan Crannell went the distance with a full seven innings pitched with just eight hits allowed. The junior southpaw drew just one walk the entire game while dishing out five strikeouts in the process. Crannell now wields a record of 3-2 on the year with a mark of 61 strikeouts.
The two game sweep boosts the Tigers overall mark to 10-14 on the year while bumping up their conference record to 3-10.