Errors hurt Tigers in losses
The Green Forest Tigers made too many errors in a 10-0 home loss to Greenland. The Pirates scored three runs in the top of the first. All three runs came on Green Forest errors. The Pirates added another run in the top of the second when Greenland hit a hard ground ball to right to give the Pirates a 4-0 lead. Two more ground balls to second in the top of the third gave Greenland a 6-0 lead. The Pirates scored on an error and a fly ball to left in the top of the fourth. Consecutive singles in the sixth inning gave Greenland a 10-0 lead entering the bottom of the sixth. Green Forest's Tyler Swofford and David Nelson were each hit by a pitch to start the bottom half of the inning, but after failing to score, the sportsmanship rule was put into effect.
Andrew Guzman, Hayden Alvard, Jacob McMahan, Luis Lopez, Trey Curbow and Swofford all had hits.
Huntsville 11, Green Forest 1
Thursday's game at Huntsville was nearly over before it began. Hayden Bailey and Trey Curbow were each walked to start the game, but three consecutive strikeouts ended the top half of the first inning. Huntsville had runners on first and third in the bottom of the first when a ground ball to left scored the first Huntsville run of the game. With the bases loaded, Curbow walked a Huntsville batter to give Huntsville a 2-0 lead. After being hit by a pitch, Huntsville took a 3-0 lead. A ground ball to left gave the Eagles a 4-0 lead and a triple to right scored two more Huntsville runs. The Eagles scored three more runs in the inning before a popup to Hayden Alvard ended the inning.
A double to left in the bottom of the second gave Huntsville an 11-0 lead. Green Forest's Luis Lopez was walked to start the top of the fourth. After advancing to second on a wild pitch and stealing third, Lopez scored on Dakota Grigg's ground ball. After failing to score in the top of the fifth, the sportsmanship rule was put into effect.
On Tuesday, Green Forest hosts Pea Ridge. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.