The Claxton Tiger baseball team struggled this past week at home, adding two losses to their record and picking up one win. On average, the team is putting up a good offense - batting and running the bases well. However, their defense is letting them down.
"It's been our achilles heel all year long, we keep beating ourselves,” head coach Andy Yanzetich said regarding the team’s errors. “I believe four of our losses this year were because of our mistakes, not because we didn't have as much talent as the other team," assistant coach Kyle Vliet added.
The Tigers struggled to get their offense going early in the game last Tuesday against Savannah Christian, allowing the Raiders to get ahead 5 - 1 by the second inning. "Once you get behind like that you change your strategy a little bit,” Yanzetich said.
Though they out hit the Raiders 12 to nine, the Tigers had trouble converting those hits into runs and lost the game 8 - 5. Pitcher Kyle Vliet took the loss from the mound. Aaron Sapp did well at the plate with three hits for the night and Austin Beasley came through with three hits and a solo home run.