Elgin edges Weston-McEwen for Riverside baseball tournament championship

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RIVERSIDE - Elgin topped Weston-McEwen in a battle for the Riverside baseball tournament championship here Tuesday.

The Huskies won, 8-7, aided by five TigerScots errors.

"W need a clean game," said W-M coach T.J. Haguewood. "If we'd had a clean game (with Elgin), we would've won."

The game was tied heading into the seventh inning, when W-M made an error to let a baserunner on. The next Elgin batter hit a left-field line drive to move the runner, and a passed ball scored what became the game-winning run.

In the bottom of the seventh, W-M's Jerad Croswell doubled, but the TigerScots were unable to bring him home for the tie.

"Elgin's a good baseball team and we competed well against them," Haguewood said.

Dallas Reich pitched the complete game for the TigerScots. Only three of Elgin's runs were earned, Haguewood said.

"We definitely need to eliminate some of the errors to help ourselves," he said. "We're working some of our kinks out defensively. We need to clean that up to compete in league."

The TigerScots are 2-2 overall. They face Waitsburg-Prescott Monday in Waitsburg.

Elgin 8, W-M 7

Elgin 300 400 1 - 8 13 0

W-M 003 400 0 - 7 10 5

J. Harris. Reich.

HR - none.

Hits - Elgin: J. Harris 2, J. Harris 2, Hallgarth 2, Lewis 2, Miller, Naughtow, Baker 2, Blair. W-M: Thacker 2, Reich, Greenwalt, Speed, Bond 2, Sederberg 2, Croswell.

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