The IHSBCA No. 6 Fishers Tigers (19-7 / 12-3) clinched the series over Westfield Saturday with a 6-0 win in Game 3. 

Starting pitcher Grant Richardson (4-0) was dominant on the mound.  Richardson only faced four batters above the minimum in the complete game shutout, allowing two hits while striking out 12 and walking none. After a leadoff infield single, Richardson retired 13 batters in a row.  

The Tigers also delivered one of their most selfless days at the plate.  JJ Woolwine ledoff the game stretching a routine single into a double. After an out, Richardson reached on his own double when a tough popup fell between three Shamrock defenders. Woolwine could only advance to third on the play as he waited to see if the ball would be caught. Kiel Brenczewski plated Woolwine on a RBI groundout. 

The score stayed 1-0 until the fifth inning.  Ben Burton hustled out an infield single to leadoff the inning.  Woolwine then laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Burton to second.  Yoho followed with his own infield single to put runners on the corners. Burton scored when an errant pickoff throw went past the first basemen and down the right field line. Richardson followed with a two-strike, sacrifice fly to increase the lead to 3-0.

In the sixth, Jack Roudebush lined an RBI single to right centerfield to score Baker and extend the lead to 5-0. The Tigers would add one more run in the seventh.  Yoho ledoff the inning with a single back up the middle. Richardson followed with a walk to put runners at first and second. Brenczewski and Wolff followed with back-to-back fielder’s choices.  Both players hustled down the line to keep the Shamrocks from turning a double play. Wolff hustling down the line kept the inning from ending, allowed Yoho to score, and gave Wolff an RBI.  Without Brenczewski hustling down the line to prevent a double play on his fielder’s choice, Wolff’s ground ball would have most likely ended the inning without the Tigers scoring a run.

Brenczewski was not credited with a hit, ending his school record 24-game hitting streak.