Pilot Grove opened the fall baseball season with a 5-2 home loss to Tuscumbia on Monday.
The Tigers jumped ahead with runs in the first and second but allowed two in the fourth and two more int eh fifth.
Alex Twenter struck out four in four innings on the mound for Pilot Grove. Brady Rentel struck out five in three innings of relief.
Rentel also went 1 for 4 at the plate. Jon Gerke went 2 for 3. Keaton Vollrath, Grant Vollrath and Jared Schupp also had hits for Pilot Grove.
Pilot Grove won the junior varsity game 3-0.