AV Tigers down Bismarck Indians 9-6

The Arcadia Valley Tigers Baseball Team is (kneeling, left to right) Taylon Jones, Eli Vandergriff, Trent Russell, Isaiah Gibbs, Luke Savage, Brandon Robbs, and Kyle Helms; and (standing, l-r) Assistant Coach Steve Thomas, Elliott Womble, Jackson Lamb, Stephen Pursley, Tatum Jones, Carter Brogan, Justin Rowland, Corbin Rea, Andrew Tedford, and Head Coach John Inman. 

Trent Russell was the winning pitcher in the Arcadia Valley Tigers’ 9-6 win over the Bismarck Indians on August 22 at Bismarck.

In 3 and 1/3rd innings, he allowed 3 hits, 2 walks, and no runs and had 5 strikeouts. 

Stephen Pursley was the starting pitcher. In 3 and 2/3s innings, he allowed 8 hits, 2 walks, 1 hit-by-pitch, and 6 runs and had 5 strikeouts. 

In the 1st inning for the Tigers, Trent Russell and Tatum Jones walked. Luke Savage singled in Gibbs. 

In the 3rd inning for the Tigers, Isaiah Gibbs singled and Tatum Jones and Eli Vandergriff walked. Luke Savage, with his grandfather, Bob Savage, cheering, walked to score Gibbs. 

In the 4th inning for the Tigers, Taylon Jones was hit-by-a-pitch and Corbin Rea walked. Isaiah Gibbs singled in Jones. Tatum Jones was hit-by-a-pitch. Eli Vandergriff walked to score Rea. Luke Savage hit a fly ball to the outfield and Gibbs was out at home. 

In the 5th inning, Kyle Helms singled. Corbin Rea doubled. 

In the 6th inning, Isaiah Gibbs and Tatum Jones were hit-by-pitches. Eli Vandergriff singled and Gibbs was out at home. Luke Savage singled in Jones. Kyle Helms singled in Vandergriff and Savage was out at 3rd. Justin Rowland singled and Helms scored on an error. Taylon Jones walked. 

In the 1st inning for Bismarck, Shawn Mork singled. 

In the 2nd inning for Bismarck, Timmy Mork singled. 

In the 3rd inning for Bismarck, Shawn Mork walked and Logan Dunn singled. 

In the 4th inning for Bismarck, Timmy Mork singled. Dalton Dugal walked. Logan Lidell singled in Mork. The lead-off batter singled in Dugal and Lidell. Shawn Mork singled in the lead-off batter. Logan Dunn singled. Hunter Drake was hit-by-a pitch. Timmy Mork singled in Shawn Mork and Dunn. 

In the 6th inning for Bismarck, Logan Dunn walked. 

In the 7th inning for Bismarck, Timmy Mork singled. Conner Sullivan walked. Dalton Dugal singled.


West County 

edged AV Tigers


The West County Bulldogs edged the Arcadia Valley Tigers Baseball Team 5-4 on August 24 at West County. 

One Tiger runner was called safe at home by the home plate umpire, but he changed his call to out because the West County head coach said that it looked like he was out from where he was sitting in the dugout. Eli Vandergriff was the starting pitcher. 

In 6 innings, he allowed 7 hits, 1 walk, and 4 runs. He had 5 strikeouts. 

Tatum Jones was the losing pitcher. In 2/3s of an inning, he allowed 1 walk and 1 unearned run. He had 2 strikeouts. 

In the 3rd inning for the Tigers, Stephen Pursley singled. 

In the 4th inning, Isaiah Gibbs walked. Eli Vandergriff singled. 

In the 5th inning, Stephen Pursley and Corbin Rea singled. Trent Russell singled in Pursley and Rea. 

In the 5th inning, Eli Vandergriff singled. Justin Rowland singled in Vandergriff. 

In the 7th inning, Kyle Helms singled. Isaiah Gibbs doubled in Helms. Tatum Jones reached base on an error. Gibbs was called out at home plate on the controversial call that was influenced by the West County head coach’s tirade. West County is a hard place to get a win.