On a chilly Tuesday night, the passionate Tiger fans came out to Wilbert Ellis Field to watch Grambling State University take on the Central Arkansas Bears. Unfortunately the Tigers suffered a 10-1 loss degrading their record to 3-9.
The game started off slow as both pitchers allowed no runs or hits through the first two innings.
The game came to life when Central Arkansas’ Jonathan Davis hit a two run double followed by teammate Blake Marchal with a one run double.
GSU outfielder Edwin Drexler was aggressive on the Tigers next at bat. He hit a lead off triple Kris Minter then grounded out to second to score Drexler on a RBI.
The top of the fourth inning started with a Tiger error in the outfield resulting in a single that was soon followed by an additional throwing error. Central Arkansas had runners on second and third base with no outs until Forrestt Alday hit a RBI single scoring one run.
Then due to several walks from Zach Moreau, Central Arkansas scored another run before retiring the remaining batters.
At the top of the fifth inning, the Bears had a 5-1 lead.
The Tigers looked to get back in the game not allowing the Bears to score in the top half of the fifth inning, but GSU failed to score on their next at bat as well.
It became a defensive game with no additional runs scored until the seventh inning when Central Arkansas’ Michael Marietta singled and eventually scored making it a 6-1 ball game.
In the next inning, the Bears Forrestt Alday hit a massive RBI double scoring three runs and gave the Tigers an eight run deficit in the eighth inning.
The Tigers couldn’t get anything going offensively and were down 9-1 in the ninth inning before the Bears’ Garrett Bock singled for Sam Moon to score, which made the final result 10-1. The Tigers will look to rebound Saturday against University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in a double-header game at 12 p.m. at the Wilbert Ellis field.