Jays Can't Tame Tigers

By PLB Admin

With light rain falling and wind gusts in excess of 55 MPH, it didn't seem to be the most favorable conditions for the Prior Lake Jays 2007 home opener.  By noontime, the rain had subsided and the winds were starting to loosen their grip.

The Jays and Belle Plaine Tigers played 6 innings of scoreless baseball with Jays pitcher Chris Swiatkiewicz giving up one hit.  The Tigers broke loose in the seventh scoring one run, and again scoring two more runs in the eighth.

The Jays first hit came in the third inning when catcher Sam Hoppe drilled a liner into centerfield.  The Jays wouldn't score their first run until the eighth when Scott Geisler drove in Dusty Olynyk who had reached on a walk.  They would try again in the ninth when Olynyk would score pinch-runner Adam Cress on a single.  It seemed that a tie was imminent with two outs and runners in scoring position, however, a hard ground ball by Kyle Oldenkamp was sniped by Tiger third baseman Jeff Miller who was able to tag out an advancing Olynyk.

With only 2 runs, the Jays still managed to book 12 hits in the matchup.

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