Tigers Win Tournament Title
MENTOR, Ohio – The Jamestown Tigers under-19 travel team won the Mentor, Ohio, Firecracker Classic by beating Cleveland RBI 2-0 in the championship game on Sunday,
Nolan Hunt went the distance pitching a complete game shutout with 11 strikeouts.
He helped his own cause with a double and eventually scored on a Chris Haase RBI single.
The Tigers added an insurance run after Jimmy Schwab hit a single and was moved to second by Kass Howard and eventually scored after stealing third base and a wild throw by the catcher.
Andrew Latona and Tage Johnson also added hits in the win.
On Friday, the Jamestown Tigers recorded a 2-1 record in the tournament.
Bram Johnson and Collin Stack stroked two hits and two RBIs with Johnson having a double as the Tigers defeated the Kingsville Renegades, 8-4.
Nelson picked up the win for the Tigers.
Will Lucas also had two hits, including an RBI double.
In the second game, the Tigers lost in the bottom of the ninth inning, 6-5, to Big Fly.
Kyle Mayer, Win Nelson, Andrew Latona, Chris Haase, Hunt and Stack singled in defeat.
The Tigers also blanked the Heights Tigers, 7-0, with Nelson going the distance in allowing three hits, striking out nine and walking two.
Chad Nelson and Cameron Haberberger plated two runs, Johnson, Hunt and Haase all had RBI singles and Jimmy Schwab stole three bases and Stack two.
On Saturday, the Tigers won two games on Saturday to advance to the championship game.
Nelson went the distance as the Tigers beat the Heights Tigers, 10-5, in the first game.
Nelson allowed two earned runs while striking out eight as he earned the win.
Mayer had a double and Hunt had three RBIs with a double. Stack and Tage Johnson both added RBI doubles. Andrew Latona also added an RBI single.
In the second game, Tage Johnson went the distance and threw the first no hitter in the brief history of the Tigers as they beat Big Fly Baseball out of Cleveland, Ohio 5-1. Johnson helped his own cause with two hits, including an RBI double.
Latona also added two hits and two RBIs.