Game #1 Result: Tipp City 10 Covington 7
The Tipp City Tomahawks took advantage of a 7 run first inning to win their third straight opening day victory. Covington pitching walked 7 of the first eight batters in the opening frame and all seven came around to score. The only hit in the inning came from Chris Peters as he banged a bases clearing double down the left field line. New manager Jeff Peters was excited with the win and the kids effort as he tallied his first career victory as Tomahawk coach.
Defensively the Tomahawks committed zero errors as George Lesher went five innings to pick up his first win of the season. Lesher also provided the offensive fire power as he collected 2 of the four hits for the Tomahawks. Covington was limited to five hits as Gene Studebaker went 3 for 4 with four RBI’s.
Game #2 Result: Tipp City 2 Centerville 9
The Centerville Elks erupted for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and expanded their one run lead to seven runs. The lead would hold up for the Elks as they become 3-0 and stand alone at the top of the southern division. The Tomahawks fall to 1-1 and trail the north division leader by one game.
Offensively the Tomahawks produced three hits. Mike Bradley making his debut belted one hit as Chris Peters and Scott Franzer produced the other hits. Both teams committed two errors.
Game #3 Result: Tipp City 1 Miami County Thunder 1
TIPP CITY AND TROY PLAY NINE BUT END IN TIE
“DEFENSE, DEFENSE” both coaching staffs were shouting and the 13 year olds from Tipp and Troy did not disappoint. Both teams held their opponent to one run on two hits. The result becoming a 9 inning struggle that ended in a tie because of darkness. The game will be completed on Wednesday May 29th at 6:00 p.m. in Tipp City.
Miami County Thunder scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning as Tipp City student Tyler Staas crossed the plate without Troy getting a hit. Tipp City waited until the last inning to produce their only run. Andy Lammers walked to start the seventh inning and came around to score on an error by Troy. The eight and ninth innings produced no runs and no hits for both teams.
Miami County Thunder remains in first place in the northern division with a two game lead. Tipp City heads back to the playing field on Wednesday night against Verona.
Game #4 Result: Tipp City 6 Centerville Dawgs 11
DAWGS BITE THE TOMAHAWKS
The 2002 home opener for the Tomahawks did not go as predicted. The Centerville Dawgs invaded Tipp City territory and came away with an 11-6 victory. The loss dropped Tipp City to 1-2 while the Dawgs improved to 1-2.
After two innings the game was knotted at 2-2 then Centerville exploded for 4 runs in the third inning on five hits and 5 runs in the fourth inning on three hits. The 11-2 lead would hold up as the Tomahawks chipped away but could not erase the nine run deficit. Tipp City did connected for eight hits as George Lesher led the way with two.
Game #5 Result: Tipp City 21 Bellefontaine Pride 2
RECORD INNING PACES TIPP CITY TO WIN
The Tomahawks sent 24 batters to bat in the first inning and 19 of them crossed home plate. The 19 runs scored in a single inning sets a Tomahawk record that will probably last for the ages. The Tomahawks had nine walks and nine hits in the inning. Bellefontaine did commit three errors in the inning.
Mike Bradley led the team with four RBI’s while Tyler Walker and Scott Franzer each had four base on balls. Every Tomahawk scored in the first inning. Pat Berbach, Craig Bruns, Justin Moyer and Kellen Zawadzki all produced multiple hit games. The victory raised the teams record to 2-2-1 while Bellefontaine dropped to 0-3.
Game #6 Result: Tipp City 1 Huber Heights 4
TOMAHAWKS LOSE TOUGH ROAD CONTEST
The Tomahawks came out of the gates early with the offensive firepower. The first inning started with two outs as Kellen Zawadzki walked and advanced to third base on George Lesher’s base hit. The big two out hit came from Craig Bruns as he drove in the go ahead run. Unfortunately for the Tomahawks they would only get one more hit for the remainder of the game as Huber Heights pitching came alive.
With the score tied 1-1 the Warriors came to bat in the sixth inning and pounded out 3 hits to produce the 3 runs needed for the victory. The victory raised Huber Heights record to 3-5 while Tipp City fell below five hundred to a 2-3 mark. The loss also dropped Tipp to third place in the northern division.
Game #7 Result: Tipp City 8 Verona 7
TOMAHAWKS COME FROM BEHIND TO BEAT VERONA
The Tomahawk bats were swinging and putting the ball in play during the entire game against Verona. The Tomahawks scored 2 runs in the first and followed that with 1 run in the third and sixth innings. Excellent Tomahawk pitching by Matt Bashore and George Lesher held the Vikings scoreless during the first four innings of the game. The Vikings found their bats in the fifth inning and scored 2 runs, and then came from behind in the top of the seventh inning to take a 7 to 4 lead. The Tomahawks never gave up. In the bottom of the seventh, the Tomahawks scored 4 runs on walks to Justin Moyer, Pat Berbach, and Chris Peters. The Tomahawks then found their bats and capitalized on the walks with base hits from Robert Wilson, Mike Bradley, and Kellen Zawadzki. The game ended when Chris Peters scored from third base on a deep center field sacrifice fly by George Lesher.
The Tomahawks defense, once again, played a perfect game with no errors. The offense was charged and ready to go with base hits throughout the game from Justin Moyer, Robert Wilson, Kellen Zawadzki, and two singles by Mike Bradley. The rest of the Tomahawk offense did very well putting the ball in play and advancing runners when needed. The win brought the Tomahawk record back to 500 for the year at 3 and 3. The next challenge for the Tomahawks will be the second match with the Covington Buccs and the hot bat of Gene Studebaker.
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