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Error prone Bears drop two of three

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By John Shindlebower

 

Fielding woes led to the Spencer County Bears dropping two of three games last week as they fell to 4-5 on the young season.The Bears opened the week on a good note with an 8-6 victory at Washington County. The Bears collected 10 hits on the day, three of which were off the bat of Brandon West. The biggest knock came on a three-run homer by Blake Lambdin in the top of the 7th to provide a four-run cushion for the Bears.
Lambdin was also sharp on the mound, as he gave up just three hits in three innings. Andrew Contreras was just as solid in relief, giving up just two hits in the final four innings. However, four Spencer County errors helped Washington County stay in the game, and the fielding miscues continued throughout the week.On Wednesday, the Bears were at Jeffersontown where they fell 10-5. The Bears outhit J-town, but committed a whopping eight errors to help the Chargers plate a number of unearned runs. Contreras collected two hits for the Bears in the game.
On Thursday, the Bears were back in action and fell 13-3 in five innings to Campbellsville. The Eagles were hitting the ball well and took advantage of five more fielding errors to build up the early lead. Nathan Conard collected two hits for the Bears in the losing effort.“Our defense let us down this week,” said head coach Thad Kingsolver, noting the 17 errors in three games.
“When you average nearly six errors a game for a week, it makes it almost impossible to win games,” he said.The Bears hope to cure their fielding follies this week as they participate in the Derby City Classic at Louisville Southern. They were scheduled to open with Butler on Monday and have games scheduled through Thursday.