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Tigers extend win streak as pitching shuts down Cass Lake, LP-A, Sebeka

     Brett Byer, Austin Becker and Gavin Becker pitched the Nevis baseball team to three more wins.

     Byer allowed two unearned runs on four hits in three innings for the win in the Tigers’ 10-2 Northland Conference game against Cass Lake last Tuesday. That game went only five innings.

     Nevis scored eight runs in the first inning to spark that win. Byer went 2 for 3 with two RBI, Austin Becker went 3 for 3 with two RBI, Gavin Becker went 2 for 3 with two runs and three RBI and allowed one hit in two scoreless inning of relief, and Victor Mastley scored twice as the Tigers improved to 13-0 in conference play. Nevis finished with 12 hits. Cass Lake fell to 1-6 in the conference.

     Austin Becker threw a four-hitter, allowing two earned runs with nine strikeouts, in a complete-game 8-4 victory over Lake Park-Audubon on Thursday.

     The Tigers, who scored five runs in the second inning, had eight different players – Eddie Nedvicky, Byer, Austin Becker, Dustin McGee, Spencer Stack, Andrew Dudley, Courtland Chase and Mastley – score runs. Austin Becker went 2 for 4 with an RBI and Mastley drove in two runs. Chase and Gavin Becker also had RBIs for the Tigers, who had seven hits in the game. LP-A fell to 6-5 on the season.

     Nevis extended its winning streak to six games in a row with a 2-1 win over Sebeka on Friday.

     Gavin Becker allowed six hits for the win while Austin Becker earned the save after retiring the final two batters in the seventh. Byer went 2 for 3 with a run and an RBI, Austin Becker went 1 for 3 with a run, Chase went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Mastley went 2 for 4 for the Tigers, who scored twice in the fourth inning and finished with nine hits. Nevis improved to 16-3 overall while Sebeka fell to 7-10.