Tiger baseball bounces back from Friday loss to sweep Saturday double-header

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Brady Carlton knocks in the go ahead run in the sixth inning Saturday against East Newton. David Hoover / CNO

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Carthage Tiger baseball team shook off the Friday night 10-1 loss to Branson to mount two come-from-behind wins in Saturday’s 7-5 win over East Newton and 9-7 win over Fair Grove.

In the early game, Ty Perry (1-0, 1.17 ERA) earned the win for Carthage. He gave up zero hits and zero runs over three innings in relief, striking out one and walking none. Bradyn Tate also pitched in relief for the Tigers allowing one hit and striking out one.

Brady Carlton started on the mound giving up four hits and five runs (zero earned) over three and two-thirds innings. He struck out four and walked three.

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Carthage scored twice in the second inning after Cooper Lilienkamp walked with the bases loaded and Tate singled home Carlton.

East Newton took a 5-2 lead in the fourth, but it was all Carthage from that point on.

In the fifth, Carthage added a run when Kaleb York stole third and then scored on an errant throw from the catcher.

In the sixth, Carson Kinder drew a bases loaded walk to score Lilienkamp. York followed with a sacrifice fly to right field to score Tate and tie the game at 5-5. Two batters later, Carlton singled on a line drive to left field to score the go ahead run in Eider Lyckman. A double steal by Brady and Langston Morgan later in the inning manufactured another run to give the Tigers the 7-5 victory.

Tate led the Tigers in hits, going 2-for-3 in the game.

In the afternoon game, Brodie Cole opened the game for Carthage. He pitched four and two-thirds innings allowing six runs (four earned), striking out five and walking six.

Carson Kinder (2-0, 6.52 ERA) earned the win for the Tigers. He surrendered zero hits and zero runs over two innings in relief, striking out three and walking none. Clay Conness also pitched in relief giving up one run on two hits.

Fair Grove scored in the second and third innings to take a 3-0 lead. Carthage flipped the game in the bottom of the third, scoring six runs on four hits to take a 6-3 lead.

Fair Grove scored two runs in the fourth to bring the score to 6-5. In the bottom half of the inning, Lilienkamp scored on a wild pitch to put the Tigers ahead 7-5. In the fifth, fair grove tied it up at 7-7 on a home run.

Landon West hits an inside the park home run against Fair Grove Saturday. David Hoover / CNO

In the sixth, a Lilienkamp double to left field brought Landon West to the plate. West took the second pitch he saw and lined it down the left field line past the left fielder all the way to the fence and scored on an inside the park home run to give the Tigers the 9-7 lead and eventual victory.

West was 2-for-4 at the plate and led the team with three runs batted in.

The Tigers (11-8) travel to Webb City Tuesday to face the Cardinals. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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