An early lead helped Grinnell Tigers defeat West Branch 6-2 on Saturday. Grinnell Tigers scored on a home run by Jayden Gibson in the first inning and a stolen base by Nick Popp in the second inning.
Grinnell Tigers evened things up at one in the bottom of the first inning. Gibson hit a solo homer.
Grinnell Tigers pulled away for good with one run in the second inning. In the second Grinnell Tigers scored one run on a stolen base.
Grinnell Tigers put up three runs in the fifth inning. Grinnell Tigers scored its runs on a double by Popp.
Drew Coffman was on the hill for Grinnell Tigers. He surrendered two runs on six hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one.
#24 toed the rubber for West Branch. He allowed six hits and six runs over five innings, striking out two. #66 threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Grinnell Tigers tallied one home run on the day. Gibson had a homer in the first inning.
Grinnell Tigers totaled seven hits. Popp and Gibson all had multiple hits for Grinnell Tigers.Gibson and Popp all had two hits to lead Grinnell Tigers.
#5 went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead West Branch in hits.
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