Tuesday, August 9
Jordan 6
Belle Plaine 0
Regoin 6C Playoffs

Saturday, August 13

Waterville at
Belle Plaine 1:30 PM
Regoin 6C Playoffs

Tigers Record
17-13, 8-
RVL C Bracket

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 Tigers Start Well in
Region Tourney

Tiger Park scoreboard.jpg

--by Brett Kruschke

Rain threw a monkey wrench into the first weekend of the Region 6C Tournament, shifting the majority of games from aptly-named Waterville to the first-weekend backup site: Belle Plaine’s Tiger Park. Your Tigers played just one scoreless inning in Waterville on Saturday against Wells, the No. 2 seed from the 13-60 League, before continuing the contest at 11 am Sunday in Belle Plaine.

The Tigers came away with a convincing 8-3 win, propelling them to a winner-goes-to-state matchup against the Goliath of the River Valley League, the Jordan Brewers, last night (Tuesday). Check out or bptigertown on Facebook or Twitter to see how it turned out.


With a win, the Tigers are state-tournament bound and will play in the Region championship at 7 pm Saturday at Tiger Park; with a loss, the T-Train will take on Waterville – the 13-60’s No. 1 seed – at 1:30 pm Saturday in an elimination game. With a win, the Tigertown Express would then play for a state tourney bid at 4 pm Saturday.

If all that has your head spinning, go to and take a look at the latest up-to-date bracket. The Tigers entered Tuesday night’s game against Jordan with a 17-12 record on the season.

Derek Hoffman pitching vs Wells

Wells 3 @ BP 8 (Sunday, Aug. 6 – Region 6C Playoffs)

As noted above, Saturday’s matchup against Wells in Waterville saw just one inning of play before rain pushed the game to Sunday morning at Tiger Park. Derek Hoffman started for Belle Plaine on Saturday and was no worse for the wear, taking the ball again on Sunday.

There was no score until the third inning, when Carsen Ladd (single) and Jared Miller (hit by pitch) reached to start the frame. Jake Mercado followed by clubbing his team-leading seventh homer of the season for a 3-0 lead. The locals added another thanks to an error to make it 4-0.

The Belle Plaine Train shot right back with three more runs in the fourth inning without the benefit of a hit. A walk, two hit batsmen and some sloppy play were the contributing factors.

The Wildcats finally scratched the scoreboard in the fifth with a three-spot, making it 7-3. Hoffman was good for another four outs before thunderbolt tosser Jack Kruger went five outs without a run. Jared Miller threw the ninth to seal the victory.

The locals did well to score eight runs on just five hits, as seven Wells errors sealed its fate. Grabbing hits for the Tigers were Ladd, Mercado (2-for-3) Josh Terrio, and Garrett Boblitt. Miller, meanwhile, was plunked in each of his first three at-bats.

8-8-22 at Tiger Park (playoff game, Morristown vs Wells)

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