A pair of lopsided innings spelled doom for the Commerce High School Tiger baseball team as thy lost 13-1 in five innings Friday night at home against Winnsboro.
The visiting Raiders got on the board first with a single run in the first inning, and Commerce could not answer in their half. Things would get worse for the Tigers from there.
Winnsboro dropped five runs on the scoreboard in the second inning. After a pitching change, the luck didn't change for the Tigers, as seven more runs came across the board in the fourth frame.
Commerce could only scratch across a single run in the fourth, and the run rule came into effect, ending the game after five innings.
No Tiger had multiple hits on the night. Gauge Elliott, J'Den Wilson and Brandon Turner finished one-for-two, with Wilson scoring Commerce's only run on a passed ball. Isaac Hundley drew the only walk for the Tigers.
Zach Jensen took the mound first for Commerce, finishing with three innings pitched, allowing seven hits and eight runs with four of them earned. Ty Myers didn't fair much better, giving up three hits, five runs with two earned and walking two batters.
The Tigers committed five errors on defense Friday.
With the loss, Commerce drops to 3-18 overall and 1-7 in the district. The Tigers travel to Mt. Vernon for their next game on April 16.