Tigers split with Mustangs, break skid

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By Lance Fleming, Reporter

SHENANDOAH – The Tigers broke their 11-game losing streak at Shenandoah Monday, winning the first game of a doubleheader 7-5.
Colby Wise picked up his first win of the season, giving up five earned runs on six hits, striking out six Mustangs.
Shenandoah led in the first two innings, until Red Oak put together a three-run third inning, to move ahead 3-2.
The Tigers gave Wise some breathing room as they pulled out to a 7-2 lead going into the seventh inning.  
Nick Leinen drove in two runs on a double and reached on a base on balls, batting 1-for-3.  Wise also helped his own cause with the bat, driving in one run with one of his two hits.  The Tigers hit a total of four doubles in the win.
In the nightcap, Red Oak and Shenandoah took a 1-1 tie into the seventh inning, before Shenandoah’s Chad Tiemeyer drove in the game-winning run with a single to center field, edging out the Tigers 2-1.
The Tigers stranded nine base runners throughout the game.
Dylan Berry led the Tiger hitters batting 2-for-4.  Starting pitcher Dakota White had the only multi-base hit for Red Oak, going 1-for-2 with a double, a walk, and drove in the lone Tiger run.
White pitched a complete game, giving up seven hits and two earned runs in the losing effort.
The Tigers lost their final three games of the week.
Tuesday, the lost to Creston 6-4, as Beau Boeye picked up the loss in a five-run, 10-hit effort.
Cody Walford hit 2-for-4, with a double and a triple, driving in two RBI against the Panthers.
Thursday, the Harlan Cyclones swept Red Oak in a doubleheader, 12-2 and 14-4.
Dylan Berry picked up the loss in the first game, giving up eight earned runs on 13 hits.  Pete Walker pitched the last two-thirds of the final inning, giving up one run on one hit.
Boeye was two for three in the first loss to the Cyclones.
Untimely errors plagued the Tigers in the second game, as Ellis gave up four earned runs on 12 hits, striking out two, in their 14-4 loss.
Boeye reached base three times, singling and getting hit twice by pitches, scoring two runs.  The Tigers only had six hits in the second game.
At the end of the week, Red Oak was ninth in the Hawkeye 10 with a 5-15 record overall and is 1-13 in conference play.
They finish their regular season with trips to Kuemper, Clarinda, and Denison this week.