Tiger Pitcher Joe Thomas held the Carl Junction Bulldogs to only four hits and struck out six batters on Friday, limiting the damage caused by five walks to lead Carthage to a 7-2 win in the Branson tournament finale and Carthage home opener at Carl Lewton Stadium.


 


Tiger Pitcher Joe Thomas held the Carl Junction Bulldogs to only four hits and struck out six batters on Friday, limiting the damage caused by five walks to lead Carthage to a 7-2 win in the Branson tournament finale and Carthage home opener at Carl Lewton Stadium.

Allen was helped by the Tiger offense as well. Ethan Wiggins smacked a three-run home run over the left-field wall in the second to get the scoring started.

Drew Bridges contributed at the plate with two hits and an RBI, Levi Snyder got a hit, drew a walk and scored twice while Brian Poston drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.

CHS Coach Mike Godfrey said he was pleased with the performance but he would like his pitchers to throw more strikes and walk fewer batters.

“Joe did a good job with his off-speed pitches,” Godfrey said. “He threw a lot of strikes and limited the walks.”

Offensively, Godfrey said the Tigers are showing that they can score runs.

“We’re just not killing the ball yet,” Godfrey said. “Different parts of the lineup are coming through at different times and in different games.”

The Tigers have opened the season 2-1 and head to Eldorado Springs on Monday for a game there.

Junior Varsity

The JV Tigers shut out Carl Junction, 5-0 on Friday in their season opener.

Godfrey said Carthage’s Brandon Jones had a two-run double to lead the offense while Luke Gibson had a single and a double.

Taylor Vogle, Aris Vogt and Sam Carlton each contributed a hit and a run scored to the effort.