The Frenship baseball continued its impressive tradition and made a great first impression on Class 6A in 2015, but unfortunately the Tigers’ stellar season came to an end Friday at the hands of the Keller Indians in the Region I Semifinals at Texas Tech’s Dan Law Field.
Keller won the first game 7-5 in eight innings before beating Frenship 9-0 in game two to sweep the series. The Tigers’ season comes to an end at 26-10.
Game one set up like so many other playoff games for Frenship. The Tigers fell behind early 3-0 before storming back with three runs in the fourth inning. Kyler Genebacher provided the entertainment with a mammoth two-run home run over the right field wall to tie the game at three.
Frenship would take the lead 4-3 in the sixth thanks to a Koby Claborn sacrifice fly that scored Riley Fitzgerald, but Keller responded with a run in the seventh to tie the game. The Indians then scored three runs in the eighth to seal the victory.
Jake Salyer had three hits in game one including a double and a triple.
The Tigers never could get the bats going in game two, and Keller landed runs in five of the seven innings to build a lead that ended at 9-0.
Salyer added two more hits in the final game of his Tiger career to lead the team at the plate.
The Tigers’ 2015 season, their first in Class 6A, included the District 2-6A Championship and their third consecutive trip to the Region I Semifinals. The team included 11 seniors who were part of a Tiger baseball program that has won 92 games during the last three seasons.
CLASS 6A REGION I SEMIFINALS
KELLER 7, FRENSHIP 5 (8 innings)
KHS 102 000 13 – 7 12 2
FHS 000 301 01 – 5 10 2
KELLER 9, FRENSHIP 0
KHS 101 303 1 – 9 13 0
FHS 000 000 0 – 0 6 3
*pictures provided by Curry Photography