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Tigers are on the right track

April 4, 2012
Salem News

EAST LIVERPOOL - The Tigers are looking to play seven innings.

The Wellsville baseball team has been undone this season by one bad inning in each of the team's losses. Saturday afternoon, East Liverpool scored seven runs in the fourth inning top break open a tie game en route to a 13-3 victory in five innings at home in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

The loss kept the Tigers winless on the season.

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Wellsville pitcher Jarin?McInotsh flips the ball to Seth?Bradford to record an out Saturday at East Liverpool. (Photo by Aaron Petchal)

Wellsville played Sebring Monday and Tuesday, and Wellsville plays a doubleheader Saturday at Oak Glen.

"It is going to be a busy week," Wellsville head coach David Thompson said.

Thompson added he prefers his team have a lot of games during a particular week.

"To tell you the truth, I like playing," he said. "When you have this amount of kids -we have 17 - and not all of them are really good so you can't put them in in crucial situations. I like playing a lot of games throughout the week because it gives the kids a good enough shot at getting to participate in the games. I don't mind playing five games throughout the week."

Playing games can be more beneficial than just practicing all the time.

"You got that right," Thompson said. "I would rather see them make mistakes in the game than make the same mistakes in practice, because you have to continue to get on them. We are young. We have got five sophomores, five freshmen, two juniors and then five seniors, so these kids are going to be coming back for the next couple of years.

"I think we will continue to get better. We just have to stay away from those long innings we just went through today, and also last week."



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