Wolfpack knock off Tigers on the diamond


Very little went right for the Crothersville baseball team during Saturday’s home game against Crawford County.

“Too many mistakes,” voach Eric Hilton said after the Tigers lost 12-0 in five innings.

“We had nine errors,” he said. “It seems like we have some great innings, and all of a sudden, we get that one or two innings that gets us every time where we get the error bug and it just keeps passing over and over. That’s the bad part.”

Hilton would like to see more innings like the third when pitcher Lucas Hilton made the first batter ground back to him for an out at first base, and then he struck out the next two batters.

The Wolfpack combined a hit batsman, two walks, three stolen bases, two passed balls, a wild pitch and one hit into three runs in the top of the first.

The Wolfpack scored a run on a walk, a stolen base and an infield out in the second, so it was a 4-0 game going into the top of the fourth when the visitors sent 11 batters to the plate.

Crawford scored six times on two hits, a walk, a balk, a hit batsman and three Tiger errors.

The Tigers had base runners in all but the third inning but left two of them stranded on third base.

Devin Morgan was safe on an error with one out in the first, he stole second and third, but a strikeout and ground out ended that threat.

Matt Clouse led off the second with a walk. He stole second but was thrown out trying to steal third.

Corey Reynolds singled with two out in the fourth but couldn’t get past first base. Logen O’Sullivan walked with two out in the fifth and stole second and third but was left at third when the next batter struck out.

Coach Hilton said his batters need to make better decisions in the batter’s box as they had seven strikeouts and hit only two fly balls to the outfield.

“We made contact. We just couldn’t find the holes. We had some great hits, but they went straight to them,” he said. “They were catching the ball and not making the silly errors that we did.

“The pitching went well. Lucas did well on the (eight) strikeouts. Matt (Clouse) relieved him and had two strikeouts. We gave up three hits, but the error bug got us once again.”

The Tigers finished with nine errors. Crawford is 1-10 for the season.

The Tigers (0-12) will try to get into the win column Tuesday when they play a rescheduled home game against Edinburgh. The game against Rock Creek that was rained out earlier will be played at home on Thursday.

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