An amazing season of Frenship Tiger baseball came to an end last weekend in the Class 6A bi-district playoffs after a hard fought three game series versus El Paso Coronado. The Thunderbirds were able to beat the Tigers twice on Saturday to claim the series and advance. Below is a recap of last weekend’s action from Pecos.
GAME 1 – FRENSHIP 4, EL PASO CORONADO 0: Tiger pitcher Brock Erculiani struck out ten Coronado batters and only allowed two hits in a 4-0 Frenship victory Friday afternoon. Riley Robinson came in to retire the last out of the seventh inning to preserve the shutout. FHS scored two runs in the third inning and two more in the fifth that proved plenty of offensive support. Mason Weathers led the way going 2-for-4 with an RBI double.
GAME 2 – EL PASO CORONADO 6, FRENSHIP 4: The Thunderbirds tied the series at one game apiece after fighting back from an early 3-0 deficit to tie the game at four and eventually winning on a walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. FHS lost despite out-hitting Coronado nine to five. Jake Arthus, Riley Robinson, and Caeden Jenkins all tallied multiple hits for the Tigers. Austin Phillips was strong in his pitching start. He allowed four runs on only three hits and racked up four strikeouts over four and two-thirds innings.
GAME 3 – EL PASO CORONADO 5, FRENSHIP 4: The decisive game three again went down to the wire where Coronado plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning. Caeden Jenkins landed the big hit of the game with a two-run triple. Kade Gilbert led FHS with two hits in three at bats, and Jake Arthus added an RBI single. Colton Brown pitched five solid innings and only allowed two runs on three hits.
The Tigers season that included the District 2-6A championship ends with a final record of 28-7.
CLASS 6A BI-DISTRICT PLAYOFFS
FRENSHIP 4, EL PASO CORONADO 0
CHS 000 000 0 – 0 2 5
FHS 002 020 x – 4 5 0
EL PASO CORONADO 6, FRENSHIP 4
FHS 021 010 0 – 4 9 2
CHS 002 200 2 – 6 5 1
EL PASO CORONADO 5, FRENSHIP 4
FHS 200 200 0 – 4 6 0
CHS 000 202 1 – 5 6 1