Luck wasn’t on Carroll High’s side Tuesday night.
The visiting Tigers were robbed of a big-time road victory when ADM snagged a thrilling, walk-off win in Adel. ADM pushed across the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, recovering from a one-run deficit to capture the 2-1 victory.
The loss pushed Carroll baseball’s season record to 2-2 heading into Wednesday’s home-opener against Perry, while ADM improved to 4-1 overall.
Tuesday’s game in Adel was one heck of a pitcher’s duel through the first four innings, until Cade Schable broke the scoreless tie with an RBI, scoring Treyton Goins in the top of the fifth. The Tigers mustered just four hits in total across seven innings of play, while ADM managed to connect on six hits.
Jack Troutman was two-for-three from the dish with a double and a single, improving his team-leading average to .400 with six RBI. Colby Christensen leads the team with seven RBI while sporting a .333 average, as of Wednesday morning.
Junior Ty Nissen was solid on the mound, throwing six innings of six-hit ball, striking out four batters and walking just one. Nissen fell to 1-1 on the year, lowering his ERA to 3.15 to go with 10 strikeouts in 13 innings of work.
Carroll spent the first week and a half of the truncated 2020 season on the road, spanning five games and 880 total miles. They traveled to Adel, Winterset, Bondurant, Slater and Carlisle.
After winning two straight to open the season, Carroll had lost two in a row heading into Wednesday’s contest.
Results from Wednesday’s home-opener against Perry as well as Thursday’s home tilt against Bondurant-Farrar were not available at press time. The Tigers remain home Friday night for a contest against Winterset, while they’ll take part in the Kuemper Catholic tournament Saturday at Merchants Park. CHS is guaranteed to take on both Kuemper and Pocahontas in the tourney that begins at 10 a.m.