Despite a challenging game against Crestview Bulldogs, Coach David Weber’s Fighting Tigers showed great spirit and determination. Though they faced an early setback with a 10-3 loss on Monday, the Hopkinsville Tigers persisted and displayed their unwavering dedication to the game.
Crestview Bulldogs’ high-powered offense proved to be a tough match, but the Fighting Tigers remained focused and eager to learn from the experience. In the second inning, Crestview Bulldogs began scoring when Robby Kopp drew a walk, securing one run.
The sixth inning saw Crestview Bulldogs score four additional runs, led by Aidan Justice, Brayden Ruschmeier, and Josh Cadenhead, who all contributed to their team’s score.
Cooper Cantrell secured a win for Crestview Bulldogs, allowing five hits and three runs over five innings. Meanwhile, Javin Shoemake provided strong support by pitching two innings in relief from the bullpen.
Lucas Kaetzel may have faced a loss for the Hopkinsville Tigers, but his performance over three and two-thirds innings showcased his potential for growth and improvement.
The Fighting Tigers demonstrated their skills, with JJ Thompson, Thomas Hallmark, Dylan Sweeney, Andrew Mayes, and Zach Moss each contributing one hit for the team. Crestview Bulldogs managed 11 hits during the game, led by Shoemake, Ruschmeier, and Maddox Reeves.
Though the outcome wasn’t in favor of the Hopkinsville Tigers, their commitment and passion under the guidance of Coach David Weber exemplify the spirit of the Fighting Tigers. They will surely use this experience to become stronger and more prepared for future games.