Bears drop the ball

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By John Shindlebower

Miscues in the field and the inability to put together timely hits in the late innings doomed the Spencer County Bears Monday afternoon as they dropped a tough 3-1 decision at Henry County.


Tied at 1-1, the Bears twice had runners in scoring positions in both the fifth and sixth innings, but were unable to move them around the bases to score, stranding three runners in the last two innings.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, the host Wildcats had a batter reach first base on an error, then came all the way around to score on a hit up the middle that resulted in a series of poor throwing decisions. The mistakes cost the Bears two runs and they were unable to make up the deficit in the 7th and final inning.

It was only the Bears’ second game of the past week, as rain washed out several games. Last Wednesday, the boys dropped a 2-1 contest on the road at Sayre.

Spencer County now stands at 7-11 on the year with only three regular season games left on the schedule. They were scheduled to travel to Bardstown on Tuesday, and will finish out at home with a game against Bethlehem on Thursday and a game with Trimble County on Friday.