The Tigers have provided a load of postseason
excitement over the last 30 years; in fact, one might say that has been
the norm. The 2021 campaign, however, wasn’t one of those, as a pair of
lopsided losses in the Region 6C Tournament brought the year to a
After allowing a 13-run inning in a 16-2 loss at
St. Clair on August 1, the Tigers had to reel off a string of victories
starting with Minnesota Lake on Saturday. While BP carried a 1-0 lead
into the fifth, things again unraveled.
The final record for Team Tigertown is 7-18, with a
1-7 mark in RVL regular-season play. After a season that started late in
2020, 2021 was a season that never really got going, from a Tiger
A pair of two-game winning streaks – on June 19-20
at the Miller Lite Invite over Chokio and Hamburg, and consecutive
triumphs over Gaylord and Veseli on June 30 and July 7 – was as much as
the locals could muster. The Tigers’ other wins came against the
Shakopee Coyotes, Webster and St. Peter.
While disappointment rules the moment, hope will
spring eternal once the calendar flips to a new year. Surely better days
Bookmark bptigertown.com for your offseason hunger
pangs and be sure to take in a state tournament game at Waconia, Chaska
or Hamburg. We’ll see you next season at the ballpark!
BP 1 @ Minnesota Lake 8 (Saturday, August 7 –
Region 6C Tournament)
As the Tigers did at St. Clair one weekend before,
they got off to a good start by taking an early lead. Tyler O’Brien
opened the game with a double, was bunted to third base by Carsen Ladd
and one batter later, he came around to score on a single from Josh
Terrio helped himself, as he received the pitching
nod from manager Matt Ruehling. (Little did he know the Tiger hitters
would collect just one more safety the rest of the day.) The
right-hander stranded a pair of runners in the second and third innings
but after four frames, Team Tigertown clung to a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the fifth, Terrio started the
home-half with his fifth strikeout. The No. 9 hitter delivered the first
of three straight singles, however, and before long the Tigers trailed,
Brody Curtiss doubled to lead off the Tiger sixth,
but he advanced no further. In the bottom half of the inning, the Royals
kept their previous momentum going and grabbed another three runs.
Terrio finished the inning before turning things
over to Colton Kerkow in the seventh, when the hosts tabbed on two more
runs for what proved to be the final margin of victory.