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Trojans fall to Bowling Green

Posted on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 11:17 am

A Bowling Green runner gets back safely at first base as Community R-VI’s Levi Rafferty gets ready to place a tag.

A Bowling Green runner gets back safely at first base as Community R-VI’s Levi Rafferty gets ready to place a tag.

The Community R-VI baseball team ran into Bowling Green last week and lost a tough game 12-0 in five innings.
Trojans’ pitchers combined to walk four batters and give up 10 hits. Meanwhile the defense made six errors in the loss.
Collin Dungan drew the Bobcats in his first career start and gave up nine earned runs on nine hits. He did have five strikeouts.
Gatlin Curtis tossed one scoreless inning of relief.
“Free passes and lack of defense is what stuck out most for us coaches,” said Community R-VI head baseball coach Brandon Talbot.
“We didn’t score any runs but we did manage a few hits and had plenty of baserunners but we can’t give up multiple-run innings. It was Collin Dungan’s first career start on the mound. And Bowling Green is a tough first start. He’s one of our best infielders but he is going to see a lot of mound time this year. I think he will be much better as the year goes on as he adds mound experience. But nine BB/HBP and six errors aren’t going to get the win most of the time.  There is a lot of season left and plenty of time to get things together.”
Dungan and Curtis each led the offense with two hits. Cordell Hollensteiner also had one hit.
Bowling Green scored four runs in each of the first two innings before scoring at least one run in the final three innings.