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Bears drop to 4-11 on the season

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By John Shindlebower

 

The Spencer County Bears baseball team fell to 4-11 on the season after suffering three losses last week.The week got off to a competitive start in an old-fashioned pitching duel with Kentucky Country Day last Wednesday at home.
Spencer County’s William Jamison took the mound to start the game and went into the fifth inning with a 1-1 tie, having surrendered only two hits. With one out and bases loaded, Spencer County sophomore Jaret Cannon came on in relief. He got the first batter he faced to fly out to shallow right field, then struck out the final batter in the fifth to keep the Bears in the game.Offensively, the Bears were held in check by good pitching from Kentucky Country Day, although they did put together a challenge in the bottom half of the fifth when the first two batters were hit by pitches and Nathan Conard then singled to left to load the bases with one out. However a fly out to shallow left center was unable to score the runner from third and the final batter hit a grounder to second for the last out.
Blake Lambin and Aaron French kept the Bearcats scoreless through the end of seven innings as they came in to pitch relief, but KCD would plate two runs in the top of the 8th inning to take a 3-1 lead, which they were able to preserve by shutting out the Bears in the bottom half of the inning.Spencer County traveled to Anderson County on Friday where they were shut out 8-0, and then fell 11-4 at Henry County on Saturday afternoon on a day that saw the Bears commit nine errors.
For the week, good pitching was not enough to overcome poor hitting and continued fielding woes.“Nine hits and 17 errors for the week sums it up,” said Bears Coach Thad Kingsolver.
The boys were scheduled to be home on Tuesday against Bullitt East, Thursday against North Hardin and Saturday against Louisville Moore.