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March 9, 2013

Indians’ late push not enough in home loss to Davis

COMANCHE —  Playing against No. 12 Davis Friday, the Comanche baseball team proved that it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.

The Indians (1-3) kept things close early on, but the Wolves (4-0) pulled ahead for good by scoring seven runs in the game’s last two innings and earned an 11-4 victory.

“We need to get more runners on base and defensively we need to see the ball better,” Indians coach Nick Reed said. “It’s so important for us to get the bats rolling.”

Davis drew first blood in the second inning, scoring by stealing home. Comanche had a quick answer in the bottom of the third, when second baseman Tanner Ressell scored on a double from pitcher Kale Reed after knocking a single to left and stealing second.

Davis wasted no time reclaiming its lead in the top of the fourth, scoring three runs on three hits to go up 4-1.

For the next three innings, Comanche struggled to generate offense, as third baseman Dalton Wood and catcher Hunter Rice were the only two players to reach base safely in that time.

“Right there in the middle is what we’re struggling with and that’s what we have to get better at,” Reed said. “After the adrenaline rush from the start of the game wears off, we get complacent.”

While the Indian offense sputtered, the Wolves scoring surged, putting the game all but out of reach with two runs in the sixth inning and five in the seventh.

Down 11-1, Comanche refused to surrender in their final inning. Right fielder Tanner Hurst got things started with a single and centerfielder Justin Hall put himself on base with a walk. Shortstop Zach Young reached first on a fielder’s choice before Ressell turned a hard grounder into a triple, bringing Hurst and Young home.

First basemen then brought Ressell home with a sacrifice fly, but the small rally concluded when Hunter Rice struck out to end the game.

“What I  told them at the top of the seventh was to not quit and finish,” Reed said. “Overall, I’m not happy that we lost but I’m happy with the way we fought.”

The schedule doesn’t get any easier for Comanche, as it will host No. 5 Marlow on Monday. Robinson is expected to take the mound for the Indians.

    



 

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