Talk about a good spring break.
The Tigard High baseball team sure seemed to have one. The Tigers went 5-0 during spring break play in Florida.
'It was good,' Tigard coach Tom Campbell said of the trip. 'We played well against some decent, competitive teams.'
With the five wins, Tigard improved its season mark to 6-1.
The Tigers opened the trip by scoring a 10-7 win over Maryville, Tenn., in a game played March 21. Senior Patrick Chabreck was the winning pitching in that game while sophomore Dylan Casey picked up the save.
The Tigers won a pair of games on March 22. Tigard first beat Monaca, Penn., 13-0 behind the shutout pitching of senior Ryan Gorton, who gave up one hit while striking out eight in five innings of work.
Senior Ty Morrison led the hit attack, going 5-for-5 at the plate with three RBI. Senior Axel Cederberg went 2-for-3 with two RBI and senior David Walker went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.
Also that day, the Tigers bested South Brunswick, N.J., 10-5. Morrison pitched the first four innings to get the win and junior Tommy Mackenzie threw the final three innings to record the save.
Chabreck went 2-for-3 at the play with three runs scored, a triple and an RBI. Gorton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and sophomore Dylan Casey had two hits.
On March 25, Tigard scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for an 8-7 win over Lake Norman, N.C.
Senior Taylor Smith went 2-for-3 and drove in the game-winning run. Gorton went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Casey and fellow sophomores Andrew Stephens and Jake Meyer pitched for Tigard in the victory.
The Tigers wrapped up the trip with a 4-3 win over Columbia Hickman, N.J. Gorton was the winning pitching, striking out four batters in four innings of work. Chabreck threw the final three innings to get the save.
Chabreck also went 2-for-4 at the plate with an RBI. Senior Andrew Woolfe went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.