It came down to the last play, but Sacred Heart Gremlins varsity baseball was on the wrong end of a 13-12 defeat to Tipton on Friday.

The game was tied at 12 with Tipton batting in the bottom of the eighth when Gage Claas singled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run.

Despite the loss, Sacred Heart did collect 10 hits in the high-scoring affair. Unfortunately, Tipton had 11 hits on the way to victory.

Marcum led the Tipton to victory on the pitcher's mound. He allowed two hits and one run over three innings, striking out four.

Schlotterbeck took the loss for the Gremlins. He allowed six hits and five runs over three and a third innings, striking out three and walking zero.

Dover started the game for Sacred Heart. He went four innings, allowing eight runs on five hits and striking out four. Wolf started the game for Tipton. He surrendered six runs on four hits over four innings, striking out 10.

Sacred Heart had ten hits in the game.  Walker, Chappell, and Easton Webb all collected multiple hits for Sacred Heart Gremlins varsity. Walker went 3-for-6 at the plate to lead Sacred Heart Gremlins varsity in hits.

Tipton scattered 11 hits in the game. Wolf, Claas, Embry, and Marcum each racked up multiple hits for Tipton.  Wolf led Tipton with three hits in five at bats.  Tipton tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Wolf led the way with two.

Sacred Heart (0-3) plays Northwest Monday at Hughesville.