RIVERSIDE — The Weston-McEwen baseball team took advantage of seven Irrigon errors, as the TigerScots downed the Knights 19-6 in the Riverside tournament on Tuesday.
The two teams traded leads early, until Weston-McEwen erupted for seven runs in the top of the fourth. After the TigerScots had runners on second and third, Irrigon chose to intentionally walk Chuck Simmons, which brought up Dustin De Dios. De Dios responded with his only hit of the game, a double, which cleared the bases.
“We didn’t take advantage of some of the early ones and we needed to,” W-M coach T.J. Haguewood said of Irrigon’s errors. “We definitely started executing toward the end of the game. Again, you’re trying to work out some of those kinks and some of those are starting to work themselves out.”
The TigerScots also got a boost from its pitching staff, which restricted the Knights to only six hits. Haguewood commended Jerad Croswell and De Dios for being eager to toe the rubber, although they don’t have a bevy of pitching experience.
“I’m proud of some of those guys that haven’t pitched before,” he said.
The TigerScots return to action against Stanfield on Tuesday.
Weston-McEwen 19, Irrigon 6
W-M 101 720 8 — 19 10 1
Irrigon 102 001 2 — 6 6 7
Crosswell, De Dios (4), McAllister (6), Thacker (7) and Hall. Vera, Mills (5) and Mills.
HR — none.
Hits — W-M: Thacker (3), Hall (2), Simmons, Burke, De Dios, Sater, Youncs. Irrigon: Vera (3), Kroske (2), Mills.