The Nationals scored a run in the top of the first, but the Tigers tied the score in the bottom of the inning. In the top of the second the Nats took the lead with one more run. Both teams threatened throughout the game, but did not score.
Both teams combined to produce just one hit, a single to left by the National’s Stephen Ellis. Matthew's ability to make contact landed him the the coveted third spot in the batting order.
Randal, Brandt, and Tanner pitched well for the Tigers. The defense played its best game of the season, committing only one meaningless error in the last inning. Alex tagged out two runners at third-base, one on a peg from centerfielder Jalen. Nate, Brandt,
The Tigers practiced Monday afternoon, and play games Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Will has games both Tuesday and Saturday.