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Generals fall vs. Tallassee, Handley

Published 11:11am Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Early struggles continued for the Horseshoe Bend Generals, as they lost to Tallassee 7-1 and Handley 8-2.
The Generals are still looking for their first win of 2014.
It was a largely quiet day offensively for the Generals, as they were only able to muster two hits against THS.
For the first four innings of the game versus Handley, the Generals were no-hit.
“We started off hitting well in our first game,” said HBHS baseball coach Jason Johnson. “But I guess we used it all up in that game because we haven’t hit well at all since then.”
Versus Tallassee, Horsehsoe Bend was in good shape heading into the fifth inning.
The ball-game was deadlocked at 1-1 until HBHS hurler Major Abernathy and the Generals got in a jam that they couldn’t escape unscathed.
“They had a three-run double there that kind of busted the game open for them,” Johnson said. “But what it comes down to is that we’re not getting hits, and we’re definitely not getting hits when we have guys on base. When we get runners on, we can’t score.”
The offensive woes continued against Handley, despite the Generals showing signs of life toward the end.
“We were able to put together a few good at-bats late,” Johnson said. “But by then we were down 8-0. It was a case of too little, too late.”
The Generals are currently trying to halt their season-opening slide in tournament action at Handley.
The Outlook will have reports from that event as they are made available.