Error bug bites Lions; ‘Jackets swarm Lake Co.

Error bug bites Lions; ‘Jackets swarm Lake Co.

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2011 12:03 am

Errors plagued the Dresden baseball team on Tuesday.

The Lions committed a total of eight errors in an 11-4 defeat to West Carroll in District 13A action.

Meanwhile, Dresden was guilty of four miscues on Monday during an 8-6 defeat at Huntingdon.

“We were outplayed in all facets of the game,” Dresden skipper Scott Killebrew said. “Our lack of hustle and mental sharpness led to eight errors. Rarely can a team overcome poor fielding.

“I believe that we are a better baseball team than the first four games indicate.”

DHS also lost to Huntingdon by an 8-6 final on Monday.

The Lions returned to action on Wednesday at the St. Jude Classic in Union City. Dresden does battle with Union City this afternoon at 5:30. The Lions also play on Saturday morning in UC vs. Russellville (at 10) and in the medal round.

In other baseball action, Greenfield thumped Lake County twice — 11-3 on Tuesday and 17-0 on Monday.

Additionlly, Gleason split a pair of contests. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs bettered Clarksburg 10-6. Gleason fell 10-3 at Bruceton on Monday.

The Yellowjackets returned to the diamond on Wednesday afternoon at the St. Jude Classic (against Lone Oak) in Union City. 

G’field will also play today at the St. Jude Classic in pool action.

The Yellowjackets are scheduled to battle Westview at 6:30 this evening. 

Greenfield plays again on Friday at 5 against McKenzie and the ’Jackets will also have a spot in the medal round against a to be determined opponent.

Otherwise, Gleason hosts Bruceton this afternoon.

The following is a roundup of Monday and Tuesday’s baseball action as reported to The Press by area coaches.

TUESDAY

W. Carroll 11, Dresden 4

Errors gave the War Eagles a quick jump.

West Carroll scored once in the first inning and four times in the second when Dresden committed a handful of fielding errors and a pair of balks were called on starting pitcher Daniel Harris.

Harris paced the Lions (0-4) offensively with a 2-for-4 outing and a pair of runs. Colin Kanehl drove in one and doubled, while Matt Beaty scored once during the defeat.

Harris tosed the first two innings. He gave up five runs on four hits and two walks.

Gatlin Hatchel came on in the third inning and finished the contest. Hatchel struck out three and was charged with six runs on four hits and two walks.

G’field 11, Lake Co. 3

The Falcons actually held the lead for a few moments on in the second contest of the week between the two squads.

However, Greenfield (3-1) struck for one in the first and three in the fourth to provide winning pitcher Heath Crouse with more than enough support.

Crouse assisted his own cause with a 3-for-4 outing, two RBI and a run. Dalton Potts homered and drove in a pair.

Tony Robinson and Jacob Johnson both also chased in two for the Yellowjackets.

Gleason 10, C’burg 6

Winning pitcher Gabe Lowrance assisted his mound cause with a home run and three RBI against the Rockets.

Austin Sullivan also made his mark offensively with a double and two RBI, while Zach Ivy scored three times and Thomas Fowler accounted for two runs.

Lowrance tossed the first 3 2/3 innings to claim the triumph. 

Blake Taylor, who was credited with the save, struck out four in his 3 1/3 frames of work.

MONDAY

Huntingdon 8, Dresden 6

Hatchel smashed a pair of home runs, drove in three and score on a like number of occasions, but it was not enough against the Mustangs.

Colin Kanehl had two hits for Dresden, while Beaty doubled and Dale Hutcherson tripled.

On the mound, Logan Thomas absorbed the defeat. Thomas pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on nine hits and a walk.

G’field 17, Lake Co. 0

The Yellowjacket pounced on the Falcons for six runs in the first inning and eight more in the second frame.

Cody Worley, Dalton Potts and Heath Crouse all homered for Greenfield.

Potts, who was a perfect 3-for-3, drove in a total of four runs and scored three times, while Worley chased home three as did Crouse. 

Worley was one of two Yellowjacket hitters to knock a pair of safeties. 

Graham Perkins also had two hits.

Also, Tony Robinson, Hunter Crouse, Jacob Johnson, Perkins and Worley all accounted for two runs.

Bruceton 10, Gleason 3

The Bulldogs had just five hits at Bruceton.

Hunter Morse was the lone GHS player with two in the contest.

Fowler — the losing pitcher — struck out six. Half of the 10 runs allowed were unearned.

wcp 3/24/11

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