Huron comeback falls short against Pierre

By Benjamin Chase of the Plainsman
Posted 4/12/24

Tigers fall Tuesday in home game to Governors

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Huron comeback falls short against Pierre


HURON — After falling behind 4-0, a late rally fell just short for the Huron Tigers, as they lost 4-3 to Pierre Tuesday at Klock Field.

Jack Pederson opened the game on the bump for Huron, and he pitched very well, but the Tigers’ defense struggled behind him, as three Tiger errors led to four unearned runs for Pederson over 3 2/3 innings, allowing two hits and two walks, striking out four.

Peyton Bischoff pitched the final 3 1/3 innings, shutting out the Governors, allowing five hits and no walks, striking out four.

Trailing 4-0 entering the final at-bat for the Tigers, Huron quickly got two outs in the inning on a fly out and a ground out, but Bubba Peterson and Bischoff both walked. Gabe Waldner singled in Peterson.

The Governors then committed two errors with the same hitter at the plate as a passed ball moved the runners to second and third, but a poor throw by the catcher on the play allowed Bischoff to score. Hitter Logan Leyendecker lifted a fly ball to center field that was dropped, allowing Waldner to score and putting Leyendecker on second.

Unfortunately, the Tigers stranded Leyendecker at second with a strikeout to end the game.

Waldner was the lone Tiger to secure two hits, with a pair of singles. Peterson and Bischoff each had a single and a walk. Peterson added a stolen base.

Trace Wenz and Carsen Evans both worked two walks and Kolby Hofer was hit twice by pitches.

The Tigers fall to 0-5, though three of the losses have been by a combined four runs. Huron travels to Tea Area Friday for a doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.

In the JV game, Pierre scored multiple runs in three of five innings to come away with a 16-0 dominant victory over Huron, allowing zero hits for the Tigers in the win.

Weston Northrup and Carter Schiefelbein combined for the Governors to strike out eight Tigers over five innings, walking three.

Nolan Stahly opened the game on the mound for Huron, going three innings, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks, striking out one. Jeremy Hofer followed, but the Tiger defense struggled, as Hofer was tagged for seven unearned runs on two hits and four walks over an inning. Parker Bischoff pitched the last inning, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk.

Hofer, Stahly, and Tommie Martin were the only Tiger JV hitters to reach base, as each collected a walk.

Huron JV (1-2) hosts O’Gorman Saturday at Klock Field beginning at 11 a.m.