The IHSBCA No. 3 Fishers Tigers baseball team (7-3, 3-1) won the first game of the Mudsock Series against the Hamilton Southeastern Royals by a score of 16-3 in five innings. The Tigers bats came alive pounding out 11 hits, including a grand slam, two additional homeruns, a triple and four doubles.

The Royals scored an unearned run in the first inning to take the lead 1-0, but the Tigers answered back with a run in the bottom of the second. Kiel Brenczewski poked a two-strike pitch into the right field corner to lead off the inning with a triple. Matthew Wolff followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. 

The Royals punched back in the top of the third, scoring an earned run on a double. Down 2-1 in the bottom of the frame, the Tigers bats came alive scoring 10 runs, including nine in a row.

 With one out, Craig Yoho walked and advanced to third on Grant Richardson’s single.  Brenczewski plated Yoho with an RBI double off the left centerfield fence. Wolff followed that with a two-run double. Alex Jamieson was intentionally walked to setup a double play, but Jack Roudebush reached on an error by the shortstop to load the bases. Nick Lukac laid down a safety squeeze with the bases loaded, and Wolff was called safe as he raced home on a bang-bang play at the plate. 

With the bases still loaded, Ben Burton delivered a three-run double to break the game wide open. With the bases empty, JJ Woolwine continued the rally hitting his first homerun of the season to left field. An out later, Grant Richardson connected on his second homerun of the season.  When the dust settled, the Tigers were up 11-2 heading into the fourth.

Wolff continued his night by hitting a grand slam to left field to end the game on the 10-run mercy rule. He finished the night 3-4 with the grand slam, a double, a single, and seven RBIs, tying the school record for RBIs in a game. Woolwine, Richardson and Brenczewski all finished with two hits.

Luke Albright (2-1) was the recipient of the Tiger run support. Albright threw a complete game, allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out five and walking three.

The Tigers travel to Southeastern today for the second of the Mudsock Series before returning home on Saturday for the finale.