Pictured is pitcher, Zayne Dugan
The Mansfield Tigers baseball season is in full swing and off to a great start. Sitting with a 4-4 total record, the Tigers have shut down their opponents in the last two games. On March 16, Mansfield scored its first conference game win of the season against the Lavaca Golden Arrows. In almost a complete takeover, the Tigers walked away with a 16-1 victory with Mansfield holding the Arrows until the fifth inning. Scoring big for the Tigers was junior, Nate Brewer who earned 4 runs in the game. Freshman newcomer, Peyton Martin made 3 runs. Sophomore, Fisher Willsey, junior, Aaron Brewer, and senior, Randy Claude snagged 2 runs each. And with 1 run apiece was freshman, Trey Vaughan, sophomore, Drew Elmore, and senior, Cody Fudge. Fudge was also unstoppable in his fieldwork as he acquired 11 of the 15 total putouts in the game.
On March 18, the Tigers, who are coached by Layton Robinson, returned to play in the dirt this time against the Mountainburg Dragons. During this baseball extravaganza, Mansfield completely shutout the boys in blue with a 3-0 triumph. Junior, Zayne Dugan was a pitching powerhouse during this match-up delivering 108 pitches to 26 batters while making 64 strikes. The Tigers runs came from sophomore, Braxton Byers with 2 and Martin with 1. The Mansfield Tigers will be back in action on Monday, March 29 as they host the Acorn Tigers at 4 pm.
Photos courtesy of Raven Jackson