Tigers seize pee-wee crown

from staff reports

   The David's Trophy Tigers were forced to work hard in the championship game of the Boys & Girls Club boys pee-wee tournament, but still got the job done for 10-5 seven-inning victory over the pesky Orioles.
   Prevailing in this exciting contest, the Tigers wrapped up an undefeated season, posting a 16-0 record.
   The Tigers' Dylan Wiseman was the first to cross home plate, then the Orioles answered with a run of their own.
   Hunter Pierson started the game at catcher for David's Trophy, subbing for Cody Guess, who had his tonsils removed on Thursday.
   Pitcher Aaron Price and first baseman Corey Walker made some nice outs for Trophy, and Nick Campbell helped the Tigers out of some tough innings with good catches of his own at second base.
   Guess came in to catch, recording two close tags for outs at home plate. The Tigers' Christopher Johnson, hwo played a solid left field, added to the score with his bat.
   Trophy woke up with some catches by shortstop Bradley Townsend and left center fielder Austin Oaks in the botom of the sixth, keeping the game tied at 5-5 and sending the game into an extra inning.
   The bats for the Tigers came out swinging in the seventh. Townsend started the rally, followed by Guess. Ritchie Minton knocked in two runs with a double, then Pierson scored Minton with a triple.
   Price and Wiseman crossed home plate to make the score 10-5.
   The Orioles had the last at-bat, but the Tigers would not be denied. Cody Wilson ended the game by catching a bullet to third base.
   The Tigers will be losing five players who will be moving up next year. They are Johnson, Wilson, Nick Campbell, Minton and Oaks.
   Head coach Jimmy Price, fielding coach David Oaks and batting coach Todd Walker helped the Tigers to their unblemished campaign.