The New Franklin baseball team suffered its second loss of the season Thursday night on the road against the Jamestown Eagles by a score of 5-1.
The Bulldogs, dropping to 1-2 on the season, scored their only run of the ballgame in the top-half of the seventh. Jamestown, meanwhile, plated one run in the first, third and fourth innings and two again in the sixth to garner the victory.
New Franklin coach Erich Gerding said the Bulldogs left 10 on bases and had the bases loaded in the seventh. “Walking 11 batters also hurt as well,” Gerding said. “Some of our younger guys put some better swings on the ball tonight.”
Andy Flippin picked up the win on the mound for Jamestown while Gavin Bishop took the loss for New Franklin. Flippin pitched the first-four innings before giving way to Dalton Oerly for three innings.
For New Franklin, Gavin Bishop pitched 3 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on two hits and eight walks while striking out six. Dustin Mehrhoff then came in and pitched one inning in relief and allowed two walks while striking out two. Meanwhile, after Andy Neal pitched 2/3 innings and issued one hit, Austin Jones came in and pitched one inning and yielded two runs on three hits and one walk.
Jamestown also out-hit New Franklin 6-5, with Garret Wolfe going 2-for-3 with a single, double ane one RBI. Andy Flippin was 2-for-3 with two singles.
For New Franklin, Bishop went 2-for-4 with a single and a double while Kale Harris, Caleb Phillips and Zac Held each had one single.
Jamestown also won the JV game against New Franklin 4-3.