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April 25, 2013

Tigers Rally to Knock off Knox County 5-4

Cordie Kigar hurled a complete game victory in Edina on Monday night as SCR-I knocked off Knox County 5-4.

After more than a week off due to rainy conditions, the Scotland County baseball team was able to squeeze in a game between storms, traveling to Edina Monday night to take on Knox County.

The Tigers wasted little time jumping on top of the Eagles, plating three runs in the top of the first. Zach Miller led off the game with a base hit. After he stole second base, the senior scored when Cordie Kigar reached on an error. After Austin Thrasher walked, Tyler Buford delivered an RBI single. Thrasher scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0.

The lead lasted until the bottom of the third when Knox County finally got to starter Cordie Kigar. An error opened the door for a big inning that was compounded by some wildness by the junior hurler, who hit a pair of Knox County batters. The Eagles batted around, scoring four unearned runs courtesy of a couple of errors and just two base hits.

SCR-I trailed 4-3 until the top of the sixth inning. Jacob Hull reached on an error to start the rally. Marcus Jenkins delivered a clutch two-out double to tie the score. He stole third base and then scored when Kyler Burkhiser reached on an error.

Kigar worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth and stranded a pair of runners in the sixth to preserve the 5-4 victory. He pitched all seven innings, allowing four unearned runs on four hits. He walked six and hit three batters but struck out nine.

Thrasher was 1-2 at the plate with a pair of walks and a run scored. Jenkins was 1-3 with a RBI double and a run scored. Buford, Hull and Miller had the Tigers other three hits.

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