Tigers blank Bison 13-0

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The McCook Bison ran into tough Hastings Tigers Tuesday night as their first baseman put a tag on senior Lexi Gross. McCook had won five straight entering the contest and still owns a 9-5 season record. R.B. Headley/McCook Gazette.

McCook, Neb. -- Sirens ironically sounded in the distance when Hastings began scoring 10 runs during the final two innings Tuesday night.

The Tigers' last five wins are by 51-1 and a tour of terror continued through McCook during Bison Homecoming week.

"Hastings is a very good team, well- coached," Bison coach Jason Cochran said after the 13-0, five-inning defeat. "They flat out beat us."

The Bison (9-5 record overall) saw their five- game win streak broken. They were actually within striking range through the first three innings.

However, a leadoff hit batter in the fourth seemed to awake this Tiger monster.

Even after shortstop Emily Jacobs snagged one sizzling line drive, Hastings plated five two-run outs.

The Tigers (15-3 record overall) took advantage of some free passes to score another five during their fifth at- bat.

Overall, they ripped eight extra-base hits to follow recent wins over Adams Central 8-0, Holdrege 11-0, Aurora 12-0 and Cozad 7-1. They knocked out Grand Northwest 11-0 and 11-5 to ignite this current nine-game win streak.

McCook actually threatened to take an early lead when senior Taylor Ford singled into center and junior Cassiddy Beeby walked.

Yet, Hastings pitcher Olivia Douglas retired those next Bison which ended the first-inning threat. She was beginning a three-hit shutout while drilling two doubles of her own.

Beeby and senior Abby Kalinski delivered those only other Bison hits. Yet few teams could match all the Hastings hits reaching those Jaycess Park fences.

The Bison never stopped hustling with center fielder Shayne Coleman nearly making a diving catch late. She stayed on her feet and caught that next fly.

McCook plays next at Saturday's Lincoln Southeast Invitational.

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