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Generals doomed by errors

Published 12:04pm Thursday, March 14, 2013

By Ed Bailey

Same miscues, different day.
According to Horseshoe Bend head baseball coach Jason Johnson, familiar foes introduced themselves during an 8-2 loss to B.B. Comer High School.
Those adversaries? Self-induced errors.
“Out of the eight runs we gave up, six were unearned,” Johnson said. “It’s the same thing every time.”
After a scoreless first inning, Comer jumped out ahead with two runs in the second.
The Generals (3-9) answered with two runs in the bottom half of the inning. Jackson Sexton was credited with the RBIs.
The game got away from the Generals in the top of the fourth inning, when after getting two outs on Comer, a bad throw to first on what could have been a routine out allowed a runner to score, making it 3-2.
Starter Alec Cheatham then gave up an RBI double.
Red Lewis, who had two hits in the game, was subbed in for Cheatham, but he gave up an RBI double to the first batter he faced.
By the time HBS got the final out, it was 5-2 Comer.
We make the plays early on to get to two outs, but we can’t get that third out,” Johnson said. “In football, you’ve got to get off the field on third down, and in baseball, we’ve got to get off the field when we get to two outs. We haven’t done that all year. I thought Alec battled. He pitched well and should have got out of the fourth with the score 2-2.”
Comer added two more insurance runs while the Generals left six runners on base for the rest of the game.
“That’s been our biggest issue offensively,” Johnson said. “We can’t get hits with guys on base.”
The Generals will be in action this Thursday on the road, traveling to a tournament at Prattville Christian Academy.

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