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By Terrie Schmidt-Crosby
The Record 

Tigers defeat Columbia, Brewster


Last updated 4/29/2021 at 8:56am

Stan Dammel

Odessa catcher Drew Hardung does his best to reach the base runner before he slides across home plate, but the call was "safe." Pitcher Nathan Carstensen was also in place to cover home plate if needed.

ODESSA – The Tigers put on a slugfest once again when they traveled to Hunters and won both games in a double header against the Lions of Columbia High School. The first game ended with a score of 30-3.

Tyesn Kuchenbuch was batting a thousand with five hits in his five at bats, including two doubles. He also picked up three RBIs. Tim DeWulf went four for five and had six RBIs. Nathan Carstensen went three for five, one for a double, and also had six RBIs. Both DeWulf and Hayden Miller hit home runs. Jett Nelson had three hits in six at bats, and two of those hits were triples.

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Odessa 3 14 9 4 30 - -

Colum. 0 0 0 3 3 - -

Collin Martin at second base handled seven hits by the Lions for seven putouts.

DeWulf and Carstensen shared the pitching duties at two innings each. DeWulf faced six batters and struck out five. Carstensen gave up two hits, walked one batter and struck out two.

Game two was even more devastating for the Lions as Odessa pounded out the hits to win 45-6. Jett Nelson had five hits in seven at-bats that brought nine RBIs across the plate. Two of those hits were doubles. Zach Claassen went five for six and brought in seven RBIs.

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Stan Dammel

Tiger outfielders Keith Strebeck and Dakota Steward get tangled up, but the ball is caught, the batter is out and no one gets hurt in last Thursday's game against Brewster.

Odessa 1 27 3 14 45 - -

Colum. 0 0 3 3 6 - -

The Odessa coaches tried out several pitchers in the second game. Kuchenbuch pitched one inning, allowing two hits and issuing two walks. Martin pitched two innings, walking one and striking out four. Claasen pitched part of an inning, walking both batters he faced. Miller then closed out the game in the final inning, allowing one hit, walking three and striking out one.

Kuchenbuch was five for five in terms of putouts in the field, and Carstensen was three for three.

On Apr. 22, the Tigers faced Brewster in a recently scheduled non-conference game, since the weekend's doubleheader against Selkirk had been canceled due to weather-related concerns. The Tigers defeated the Brewster Bears by a score of 19-2. No stats were provided for this game.

Author Bio

Terrie Schmidt-Crosby, Editor

Terrie Schmidt-Crosby is an editor with Free Press Publishing. She is the former owner and current editor of the Odessa Record, based in Odessa, Wash.

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