The Tigers’ Jeff Miller is congratulated by teammates after his three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth-inning was the difference-maker in Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Marshall.

The Tigers’ Jeff Miller is congratulated by teammates after his three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth-inning was the difference-maker in Saturday’s 5-2 victory over Marshall.


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Team Tigertown finished the weekend 2-1, winning the Tigertown Classic consolation championship 6-3 over the Lamberton Black Sox.

The Tigers lost the opening round game Friday night to Union Hill 6-0, then bounced back on Saturday to beat Marshall 5-2 behind some late-inning heroics from manager Jeff Miller.

The Blue Earth Pirates claimed the 2012 title – their third Tigertown Classic championship (2005, 2008) – by beating Freeport 6-5 in nine innings. For the rest of the scores and results, check the bracket at bptigertown.com. 

Next up for the Tigers is a Sunday night affair at Chanhassen, 6:00 first pitch. 

Last night’s scheduled home game against the Mankato Kubs was cancelled due to the visitors citing a lack of available pitching, surrounded by league games. The game will not be rescheduled, although “Little League Night #1” may be. 

“Little League Night #2” will be Tuesday, June 19 against Henderson. Each little league player receives a free hot dog when they wear their jersey to the park.

Union Hill 6, Tigers 0

The Tigers took on the Union Hill Bulldogs on the opening night of the Tigertown Classic Tournament. Ryan Diers took the mound for the Tigers but only lasted two innings, giving up two runs on two hits with four free passes. Shawn Larson came on to finish off the final five innings, giving up four runs (three earned), while striking out eight.

Tiger hitting was once again quiet with Larson leading the way with two hits. Diers was the only other Tiger to record a hit on the night.

Tigers 5, Marshall 2

Shane Hofmann took the hill for the Tigers in the loser’s bracket of the Tigertown Classic. Hofmann threw the first six-plus innings before handing the ball off to Brad Lawson. Lawson came in and got the next batter to bunt into a double play and received the win after Jeff Miller’s three-run bomb in the top of the eighth (BP was the visiting team on the scoreboard, per a coin flip).

Pat Schultz logged three hits on the night and Tim Huber contributed two in his return to the Tigers for the weekend.

Tigers 6, Lamberton 3

The Tigers sent Zac Dahlke to the mound in the consolation championship game against the Lamberton Black Sox. Dahlke cruised through six innings but the Black Sox scored three in the bottom of the seventh to make the game seem a little closer than it really was. Dahlke surrendered three runs on eight hits and three walks. He struck out four.

Pat Schultz led the Tigers hitting parade, logging three singles. Diers and Dan Huber both had two hits, with Diers’ hits being a triple and a double.