BYNG — Tecumseh hurlers Tristin Anthony and Kullen Meadows combined for a one-hitter Thursday, but it went for naught as Byng prevailed 4-3.
Anthony, in six innings as the starter, gave up two runs (both unearned), zero hits and fanned two. He walked four.
Meadows, who came on in the seventh with Tecumseh nursing a 3-2 lead, took the loss. Meadows fanned two but four walks and Byng’s sole hit, a single, produced two runs. The winning run came on a two-out, bases-loaded walk.
The Savages launched the scoring in the top of the first on a passed ball. Byron Thompson’s run-scoring single in the third put the Savages put 2-1, only to have Byng knot the score at 2 in the bottom of the fifth.
Tecumseh scored another run on a passed ball in the seventh, only to watch Byng counter with two runs.
The Savages finished with five errors. Byng didn’t commit an error.
Tecumseh has dropped three games by a total of just four runs. In Monday’s opener, Bethany used three Tecumseh errors in the seventh inning to eke out an 8-7 victory. Three miscues were also vital as Tecumseh dropped a 4-2 decision at Bethany Tuesday.
Thompson led Tecumseh’s seven-hit attack Thursday by going 2 of 2.
The Savages will try to get in the victory column Saturday when they entertain Newcastle in a noon varsity contest. The Savages will entertain McLoud at 4:30 Monday, then travel to McLoud Tuesday at 4:30.