Kennedy baseball falls to Hercules
on March 29, 2013
The Kennedy Eagles baseball team traveled to Hercules Thursday evening and lost to the Titans 17-8.
After a disappointing loss to Richmond High last Friday, the Eagles (0-8) jumped on the Titans (8-3) early for a 3-0 lead. By the bottom of the third inning things looked promising for the team in mismatched hats, pants and leggings, as they held a 6-2 lead.
But that’s when the wheels fell off the bus for Kennedy, as Hercules sent 13 batters to the plate and scored seven runs off two Kennedy errors.
“They were getting good hits,” freshman pitcher Enrique Navarro said about the Titans hitting two triples off his 12-6 curveball and four-seam fastball. “Just the infield had a couple errors. But [as a team] we’re doing good.”
The Eagles would score two more runs in the top of the fourth inning as center fielder Ernie Timoteo and designated hitter Jose Trujillo smacked base hits. The score would remain 9-8 in favor of the Titans until they scored four more runs in the fifth and sixth innings.
After the game coach Tim Logan told his players not to hang their heads because they lost, but rather be impressed how they hit Hercules’ best pitcher. “I’m so proud of y’all today,” he said. “It wasn’t about the loss or effort. It was about your heart—that you guys started off the game wracking the ball. That lets us know we’re getting closer to our goal, and our goal is to definitely to win league.”
The Eagles’ next game is Saturday afternoon against Making Waves Academy at Kennedy High School.
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