Tough loss early haunts BC baseball for a week

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By Mike Farner

 SHEPHERDSVILLE – When is a loss more than a single loss? When it comes in the eighth inning against your arch-rival.

That is what happened to Bullitt Central last week. On Monday, the Cougars played well against North Bullitt, but lost to a run in the bottom of the eighth inning.

Unfortunately, that loss carried over to the rest of the week for the maroon and gray. A day later, the Cougars lost 15-0 to Martha Layne Collins in a game that Bullitt Central head coach G.J. Moore said could have been a lot worse. The next day, the maroon and gray stayed close for a lot of the game before falling to DeSales 15-5. The team did play better on Friday against John Hardin, but lost to John Hardin 8-7.

The loss to Martha Layne Collins was not pretty.

“We didn’t want to be there,” Moore pointed out. “It was a bad night. It was just bad. I’m not exaggerating. After the North Bullitt game it was like everything was drained out of us.”

It didn’t start any better against DeSales on Wednesday when the Cougars made four errors in the second inning, allowing the Colts to score seven times. This time, the Cougars did rally back to within 7-5 before the wheels fell off over the last two frames in the 15-5 loss.

Jayme Curtis did have two doubles in that game.

“At least we had some fight that night,” Moore noted.

Later in the week, the Cougars got the injury bug. First baseman Justin Rippy pulled his hamstring and could miss some time. In addition, senior catcher Tyler Bray was out on Friday.

Still, Bullitt Central was behind early, but then rallied to tie the game at 7-7 after a big sixth inning. John Hardin then scored a run in the top of the seventh before the game ended with the Cougars having runners on second and third when the game ended.

Nic Caswell was the starting pitcher for the Cougars on Friday and worked five inning. Cameron Dukes had two hits in the loss including a double.