The Tigers traveled to Montgomery in advance of inclement weather Tuesday and placed their six-game win streak on the line. The 20-5 Tigers have been lighting up scoreboards all season and this would be no different. In the last six games alone, Saint Mary’s has plated 89 runs and only allowed 11. As of Monday, they are holding the number 5 seed in Division IV and have only seven games scheduled before the playoffs. Payne Williams had the pitching duties and did well.
Saint Mary’s had five runs cross the plate in the first inning and kept the production going. In the bottom of the fourth, Williams got out of a bases loaded, two out situation with a ground ball to Graeme Fidelak at short who made the throw to Patrick Vienne at first for the out.
After going four innings, Coach Brooks McMinn goes to his bullpen to RHP Williams in relief of LHP Williams.
Yes, Williams pitched the game for four innings in his familiar left-hand variety and then pitched the final frame right-handed. The ambidextrous Williams yielded no runs to Montgomery and Saint Mary’s 10 run ruled another victim 13-0.
If my count is correct, that makes 17 of their 20 wins by the mercy rule. Next up for Saint Mary’s is Converse on Friday evening.