Errors hurt Tigers in season-opening loss to Westfield

Ripon High School baseball team catcher Hayden Fenner and hitter Austin Fenner practice at Barlow Park.

Coach Dan Jonas knows there are three keys to a successful baseball game: pitching, fielding and hitting.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, one of those three let them down in their opener as the season got off to a rocky start Tuesday night. The Tigers fell to Westfield 2-1.

Ripon out-hit the Pioneers 7-5, but two costly errors led to both Westfield runs, and Ripon was not able to come up with an answer as it fell to 0-1.

“Both errors led to both runs for Westfield,” coach Dan Jonas said. “They were a matter of execution which we can correct. If we don’t, we will continue to make those errors and they will cost us some more games.”

To read the entire story, see the April 1 edition of the Ripon Commonwealth Press.

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