Short-handed Blues club falls 10-2 to Red Caps in Mayville

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Posted: Friday, July 6, 2018 9:11 am

MAYVILLE – A short-handed lineup didn’t give HillsboroBuxton-Reynolds any help in its 10-2 loss against the Mayville Red Caps on Saturday. 

Seven players made the road trip for the Blues and luckily the Red Caps were willing to lend H-B-R a couple extra players. 

“I would say that when we don’t get nine (players) to a game it’s because people are busy,” Blues manager Logan Forseth said. (I think) everyone understands.”

The Blues struggled offensively and finished with four hits that led to two runs, the fewest the club has scored in a game this summer.

H-B-R scored its first run of the game off an error in the top of the third inning. 

A few innings later, the Blues had bases loaded with one out but scored only one run after Mayville walked in a runner.

“We came out not hitting the ball as well as we have been and couldn’t ever really get our bats going,” Forseth said.

Right-hander Cory Erickson started the game for the Blue Sox before giving way to Jason Keating in the final three innings. The two Blues pitchers combined for four strikeouts.

The Blues are 2-2 on the year after Saturday afternoon’s loss.

The men’s amateur team is scheduled to face Valley City at 4 p.m. Sunday in a home game in Hillsboro.

“A big thing that we need to do to progress forward is to hit the ball and get guys to show up,” Forseth said.

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