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Hurricane 5, Beaver 2 Date: 3/8/2018

Hurricane 5, Beaver 2

New coach Shane Johanson led the Tigers onto the diamond and into the win column for their first game of the season.

Due to time constraints, the game went just six innings, with Rylee Kent getting the win on the mound for the Tigers. He pitched 3.2 innings and allowed just three hits and two unearned runs. Kent was a little wild, giving up five walks. He also survived five errors by his team. Nate Horsley pitched 2.1 scoreless innings to get the save.

The Beavers scored first in the top of the second, but Hurricane grabbed a 2-1 lead in the bottom half of the inning. Kage Akipoleki led off with a single and was doubled to third by Kyle Stevenson. Cayden Street tied it at 1-1 with a single to left field. With one out, Zane Mckeehan grounded to the left side to bring home the go-ahead run.

Akipoleki had an RBI in the third to make it 3-1. The big hit of the game came in the bottom of the fifth. With the Tigers nursing a 3-2 lead, Brock Starley ripped a deep shot off the fence in left field. The speedster came all the way around to score on a two-run, inside-the-park home run that provided the final margin in the game.

Both teams had six hits in the contest. Brian Long had two stolen bases for Hurricane, which plays Logan and Granger in back-to-back games at Tiger Field starting at 6 p.m. Friday.