Lebanon pitchers Austin Knight and Brad Archer scatter four hits and five walks over seven innings in Waynesville

WAYNESVILLE — Tuesday was a rough night to be a Waynesville Tiger batter.

Facing the Tigers in Waynesville was the Lebanon Yellowjackets and their two Division I pitching prospects Austin Knight and Brad Archer.

Waynesville hits were few and far between in the 7-2 Ozark Conference loss.

“Both pitchers have overpowering stuff,” Waynesville coach Scott Turner said.

Between the both of them, they gave up just four hits and walked five while striking out 11.

Putting up two runs isn't going to win many ball games, but to even have a chance it will take sharp pitching.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, Lebanon isn't too shabby swinging the bat either.

The Yellowjackets battered Waynesville pitching through the first five innings picking up a run in the first two innings, two more in both the third and fourth innings and, for good measure, one more in the fifth.

Trent Simpson came in to stop the bleeding with two outs in the fifth and did so admirably, allowing just one walk and no runs in 2 1-3 innings.

Defense is an ongoing issue for Waynesville as the Tigers gave up three unearned runs on four errors.

Waynesville's next game will be at Joplin on Thursday.