Lebanon Reporter

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April 23, 2014

Tigers suffer first lost at Frankfort; comeback falls short

A late comeback attempt wasn't enough for the Lebanon baseball team Tuesday night when they faced Frankfort.

Down 6-1 heading to the sixth inning, the Tigers scored four times to get within a run, but never could get the tie and ultimately fell 7-5.

"We had too many errors," Lebanon head coach Rick Cosgray said. "We had some errors on the infield that started their big innings. In each situation the inning would have been over, but instead it kept going and they capitalized. We have to make the routine play when it is there to be made."

Lebanon took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Nick Starkey scored on a Coty Edwards single.

But in the bottom half of the inning, Frankfort capitalized on two Lebanon errors to score two runs to take the lead. Frankfort then scored four runs in the fifth, capitalizing on two more Lebanon errors.

The Tigers had five errors in the game.

"I think we have a good defensive team," Cosgray said. "Today, Frankfort just did a good job of capitalizing on the mistakes we made. It is our responsibility not to give them those opportunities. I am confident as the season goes on that we will improve in that area."

The 6-1 lead after five appeared to be comfortable for Frankfort.

Starter Isaac Wood had only allowed five hits through the first five innings.

"I think their pitcher did a good job of mixing his pitches and we were trying to adjust along the way and weren't able to figure it out until the later innings," Cosgray said of the Tigers slow offensive start. "Credit to their pitcher on a strong performance."

For more of this story, read Wednesday's Lebanon Reporter.

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