Tiger errors key in loss to Bobcats
Playing in the McDonald's Bulldog Classic in Springdale all last week against Class 5-A teams had the Berryville Bobcat baseball team ready to play Saturday when they tangled with the Tigers of Green Forest in a 1AAA conference match.
Playing their seventh game of the season, the Bobcats put bat to ball and racked up 18 runs on 14 hits, while the shellshocked Tigers, in just their second game, could manage just 2 runs on 5 hits.
Berryville moved to 3-4, while Green Forest fell to 0-2.
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"We played extremely well," Bobcat coach Barry Hardin said. "You always like to see big numbers on runs and hits, but that zero on errors was what I like to see.
"If you keep your errors the same, you can win 90 percent of your games."
Bobcat Steven Truelove helped Berryville's cause with a 3-run homer in the second inning. "That got him out of his slump," Coach Hardin said.
Coach Tony Coffey said his Tigers "just didn't play well. It was cold, and they had more games, but all those errors hurt us."
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Pitching- For Berryville, Ryan Rylee went 3 innings and faced 15 batters. He recorded 5 strikeouts and gave up 3 hits and 2 runs.
Henry Adams went 2 innings, faced 7 batters, had 2 strikeouts and gave up 2 hits. Ricky Dybas caught.
For Green Forest, Roy Campbell went 1-2/3 innings, and Aaron Buckner finished the final 3-1/3 innings. Shawn McGill caught.
"Aaron is just a freshman, but did a great job throwing around the plate," Coffey said. "Roy threw well, only gave up a couple of walks, but didn't have any defense behind him."
Hits- BV- Justin Pittman- 3/5, 2 doubles, triple; Henry Adams- 1/5; Ryan Rylee- 2/4; Rodney Worsham- 0/4, 3 runs scored; Drew Ray- 2/4, single & triple; John McCullough- 2/4; Jerry Donahue- 2/2; Steven Truelove- 2/3, 3 run home run. GF- Shawn McGill- 1/3; C. J. Matthews- 1/2, 1 run; Roy Campbell- 1/2, 1 run; Brett Conner- 1/2, RBI; Jonathan Bryant- 1/2, RBI; Derek Hamilton- 1/2, stolen base.