Tiger baseball pushes win streak to six games

Two wins in four days helped the Dripping Springs Tigers baseball team extend its win streak to six games as the district slate comes to a close.

Dripping Springs’ win streak has also boosted the Tigers into a tie with the Boerne Champion Chargers for second place in 26-5A with one district game left to play. Dripping Springs hosted Marble Falls Tuesday to close its final district game as a member of the current 26-5A.

Dripping Springs began its week with a 7-1 win over the Alamo Heights Mules April 17. Guiding the Tigers was junior Nathan Koch and senior Reed Beverly, who both went 3 for 4 on the night with a combined four RBIs in the contest. Dripping Springs also flashed its speed on the base paths by swiping eight bases on the night. Beverly finished with a game high four stolen bases, while junior Chris Tyree had two.

Pitcher Grant Gaspard earned the win by going 6.1 innings and giving up only two hits and one run, while striking out five Mule batters.

But the Tigers relied on their offense April 20 when they out-slugged the Medina Valley Panthers in a wild 12-8 road win.

Both Dripping Springs and Medina Valley combined for 26 total hits and 78 total at-bats in the game. Five Tiger batters had five plate appearances in the game, led by Koch’s 3 for 5 effort with three RBIs. Senior Brittan Howeth finished with three RBIs, while senior Johnny Hoyle had a pair of RBIs as well.

Conversely, both teams were unable to find consistency on the mound as eight total pitchers toed the rubber in the contest.

Tiger junior Aidan Seligman earned the win by going 4.1 innings and allowing only one earned run on three hits and striking out five batters. Tiger senior AG Yowell earned the save by closing the final 1.1 innings with four strikeouts.

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