Defensive errors continued to plague the Van-Far Indians’ baseball team last week when they lost to Orchard Farm 8-1. Van-Far made seven errors in the loss as five of the Eagles’ runs were unearned.
“It we just catch the ball, it’s a 2-1 ball game,” said Van-Far head coach Wes Rowden. “A positive out of it at least this time is we did not put our heads down, we continued to hustle, and play with some passion…They are working hard in practice and I am seeing improvement in some aspects of our game…”
Van-Far led 1-0 in the second inning when Logan Boyd singled and stole second base before scoring after the ball got away from Orchard Farm’s shortstop.
The Eagles scored three runs in the bottom half of the same inning after taking advantage of wild pitches and errors.
Orchard Farm scored one more in the fourth and one in the fifth. Ryan Nelson saved a run in the fourth inning when the rightfielder threw out a runner trying to score from second base.
The Eagles scored three more runs in the sixth inning to seal the victory.
Ryan Teague, Kyle Decker, Andrew Stewart, Trey Hull, and Boyd each had hits in the loss.
Teague picked up the loss on the mound after throwing for the first time this season since suffering with elbow issues. He gave up just two earned runs on eight hits and walked three batters.
“He actually threw the ball pretty well,” Rowden said of Teague.