BV allowing too many runs

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Berryville Bobcats were busy as the week came to a close. Berryville had a doubleheader at Huntsville on Thursday followed by a game at Gravette on Friday. The Bobcats lost both games at Huntsville and gave up a number of runs in the process.

Huntsville 15, Berryville 7

The Bobcats scored a respectable number of runs, but allowed too many of them. A Davis Stone ground ball to short scored Thomas Trowbridge in the top of the first. Kooper Logan's ground ball to left scored Robby Broseus, giving the Bobcats a 2-0 lead going into the bottom half of the inning. Huntsville went on to tie the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the first and an inside the park home run in the bottom of the second gave Huntsville a 5-2 lead.

The Eagles extended their lead to 12-2 in the bottom of the third before Austin Woods hit a three-run home run to trim the lead to 12-5. A Chay Myers line drive to left scored Broseus and Huntsville led 12-6 entering the sixth inning. Berryville's Jesse Poteet stole home before the Eagles scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 15-7 lead.

Woods finished with two hits and three RBIs and two hits, while Stone had a hit two RBIs.

Huntsville 20, Berryville 3

Berryville's only runs came in the top of the first. All three runs were scored off bases-loaded walks. Davis Stone, Robby Broseus and Chay Myers all scored.

The Eagles took a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the first, though. Huntsville scored two runs on a grounder to third and added another on a balk. The Eagles also scored on a ground ball to short and a pop fly to center field. Huntsville took an 11-3 lead into the third inning.

A home run in the bottom of the third gave the Eagles a 12-3 lead and an inside-the-park home run extended the lead to 13-3. Huntsville led 20-3 going into the top of the fifth. After failing to score in the top of the fifth, the sportsmanship rule was put into effect, thus ending the game.

Austin Woods and Kooper Logan each had a hit.

Gravette 7, Berryville 5

The bats came to life late for the Bobcats, but it was too late to make the comeback at Gravette. The Lions scored their first three runs on a fielder's choice and added another on a sacrifice fly to left to take a 4-0 lead going into the fifth inning.

Ethan Gregory scored on a passed ball in the top of the fifth and Thomas Trowbridge and Tyler Payne each scored on an Austin Woods double to left, trimming the Lions lead to 4-3. Gravette scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take a 7-3 lead.

With two outs in the top of the seventh, Chay Myers hit a line drive to center field scoring Trowbridge and Robby Broseus. Myers was caught stealing, though, to end the game.

Kooper Logan and Woods each had three hits. On Tuesday, Berryville hosts Green Forest. First pitch is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.

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