The IHSBCA No. 6 Fishers Tigers baseball team (23-7, 15-3) won the 2018 Hoosier Crossroads Conference (HCC) by completing the sweep of No. 7 Zionsville with a 7-5 victory Saturday afternoon.

The Tigers won the HCC for the seconf time in as many seasons becoming the first team to win back-to-back HCC Championships since Zionsville did so in 2011-12.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 4-1 lead in the first inning. JJ Woolwine was hit by a pitch to leadoff and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Craig Yoho reached on an error, which allowed Woolwine to advance to third. Yoho proceeded to steal second base, and the Eagles’ catcher’s throw ended up in centerfield allowing Woolwine to score the first run for the Tigers. After back-to-back strikeouts, Matthew Wolff crushed 1-1 pitch over the left field fence for a 2-run homerun. Alex Jamieson would make it back-to-back homeruns when he drove a 2-0 pitch over the left field fence.

The Eagles responded with two runs in the top of the second to cut the lead to 4-3. As the teams headed into the bottom of the second, rain forced a rain delay that lasted for 90 minutes. When play resumed, the Tigers hot bats continued, scoring three runs in the third. Kiel Brenczewski reached on a single down the left field line. Wolff walked to put runners on first and second in front of Jamieson’s 2-run double off the left field fence. Jack Roudebush delivered a 2-out RBI single to score courtesy runner Tristan Baker.

The Eagles cut the lead to 7-4 with a run in the fourth. Starting pitcher Grant Richardson (5-0) struggled to find his command in the rainy conditions. Richardson walked nine batters and hit another one. However, he held the Eagles to four hits working out of bases loaded jams twice. The Tiger defense played errorless defense to aid Richardson as he was able to leave 10 Eagles on base through the first four innings.

Daniel Owens came in to relieve Richardson to start the fifth. Owens pitched two innings, allowing a run on two hits while striking out four, including striking out the side in the sixth inning. Wolff pitched a scoreless seventh to earn his fifth save of the season.

Jamieson led the Tigers finishing 2-3 with a homerun, double, and three RBIs. Wolff added his homerun and two RBIs to go with a walk, a hit by pitch, and two runs scored. Burton contributed a multiple hit night with a single and a double.

The Tigers now turn their attention to the post season tournament where they will play North Central in the bye game of the Noblesville Sectional at 12:30 p.m. May 28.