Bobcats suffer pair of losses

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Berryville Bobcats hope to start fresh this week after an ugly finish to the end of last week.

Gravette 11, Berryville 1

Trailing 9-0 with one out in the top of the sixth, the Bobcats were on their way to being on the wrong end of a no-hitter at Gravette on Thursday before a Thomas Trowbridge single to left field broke up the no-hit bid. A Kendal Bryant single to right advanced Trowbridge to second. Trowbridge stole third and scored on a wild pitch. The Lions went on to score two additional runs in the bottom of the sixth, putting the 10-run mercy rule into effect. The Lions started early, scoring four runs in the second inning, one in the fourth and four in the fifth.

Blue Eye, Mo 12, Berryville 1

Trailing 12-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth against visiting Blue Eye on Friday, the Bobcats found themselves again facing the wrong side of a no-hitter, but this time they could't prevent it. A Seth Helmlinger walk started the inning. One out later, Helmlinger stole second and Tate Ferguson was walked. Helmlinger stole third and scored on a fielder's choice before a strikeout completed the no-hitter for Blue Eye pitcher Zae Jones. The Bulldogs started early, scoring two runs in the top of the first and adding three more in the fourth. The Bulldogs scored seven runs in the fifth inning, putting the 10-run mercy rule into effect.

Berryville will host Prairie Grove on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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