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Miscues cost Trimble Co. in 6-5 loss to Gallatin Co.
Courier Sports Staff
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 11:00 AM
A series of mistakes on the diamond cost Trimble County baseball a 5-3 loss to Gallatin County on Monday in Bedford.
Trimble led 1-0 after the first inning but Gallatin scored twice in the top of the third and briefly led 2-1. The Raiders tied the game 2-2 with a run in the bottom of the third but squandered an opportunity to take the lead with runners on second and third with just one out.
"That would have been big for us," Trimble head coach Frank Ragland said. "We have two outs to give and if we can just get one hit across then we are leading. I was glad we were able to tie the game at that point but an extra hit would have really helped."
Gallatin broke up the tie in the fifth with a run and increased its advantage to 5-2 with two more runs in the top of the sixth. Trimble added one in the bottom of the seventh but with runners on second and third with two outs was unable to do further damage while falling 5-3.
Of the five runs scored by the Wildcats none were earned as Trimble walked 10 batters and committed three throwing errors. Paired with the missed opportunities at the plate it was a frustrating night for Ragland.
"No walks, no errors and we win," Ragland said. "We scattered around walks and had chances to slam the door shut and we didn't because of other mistakes in the field. We had chances to drive in some extra runs tonight and we didn't. We just looked flat tonight."
Trimble had five hits on the evening. Connor Beard, Michael Dunaway, Zack Beard, Andrew Young and Jacob Lindon had a hit each with Zack Beard and Dunaway's going for doubles.
Dunaway was tagged the pitching loss for the Raiders. The sophomore starter worked five innings, giving up three unearned runs on two hits while walking six and striking out eight.
Trimble County (3-3) visits Doss on Wednesday in Louisville.
Panthers stumble in sixth to fall 6-5 to Edmondson Co.
A rough sixth inning gave Carroll County baseball its third-straight loss on Monday, falling 6-5 to Edmondson County at Thomas Nelson High School in Bardstown.
Edmondson scored one run in the bottom of the first and added two more in the third for an early 3-0 lead before Carroll bounced back in the top of the fourth to tie the game with three runs of its own.
After the two teams played a scoreless fifth, Edmondson opened the game up with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to lead 6-3. Carroll rallied in the top of the seventh, scoring twice before falling a run short in the 6-5 loss.
The Panthers managed just five hits in the contest. John Michael Adams was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Justin Ray, Austin Dunn and Zakk Hicks had a hit each and Hicks collected a team-high three RBIs while Ray added one.
Zakk Hicks got the start on the mound and was tagged with the loss. Hicks pitched six complete innings and gave up six runs including five earned on nine hits while walking five and striking out seven.
Carroll County (4-3) once again visits Thomas Nelson today to play John Hardin.
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