Greenville Academy suffers first loss of season, 11-5

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2000

Poor fielding and the lack of timely hitting was a curse for Greenville Academy on Tuesday at Beeland Park when the Tornados suffered their first loss of the season to Bullock Academy, 11-5.

GA fell behind quickly in the game. By the end of the third inning, the Nados were losing 8-3.

"We made too many mistakes early," Oswald said. "Instead of fielding the ball and getting the sure outs, we were trying to make impossible plays. There were several innings when we gave them extra outs and when you do that the chances are you will get beat."

Behind in the first by one, Josh Beverly led off with a walk and then moved to second on a groundball. He scored GA's first run on a basehit by Clint McGough.

The Tornados scored again in the second when Todd Mock, who hit a double, came home on a base hit by Dustin Bowen.

McGough came around to score in the third on a double by Justin Kimbrough, cutting the lead to 8-3.

Mock hit his second double of the game and scored his second run in the sixth inning. Adam Moore had the base hit that allowed Mock to cross home plate.

McGough

completed GA's scoring when he was driven home on a base hit by Bowen.

Oswald said his team left too many runners on base.

"We had a lot of hits and we had baserunners everywhere. We had plenty of chances to score, but we didn't get the hits we needed to keep those innings going," he said.

Leading GA on offense was Bowen who had two hits and two RBIs, McGough with three hits, Mock with two doubles and later Kimbrough who went two for three.

The loss drops GA's record to 2-1 on the season.

The Tornados travel to take on Bessemer Academy today. The game is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.