BETHEL — Blanchester High School baseball coach Aaron Lawson says the numbers don’t add up to victories for his Wildcats.
After a 7-6 loss to Bethel-Tate in a Southern Buckeye Athletic & Academic Conference game Monday on the BTHS diamond, Lawson lamented his squad’s first league loss.
‘We had three errors and eight walks. Those numbers won’t beat anybody,” he said. “We had 14 stolen bases. With that number we should be able to generate more than six runs.”
Instead, BHS finds itself 3-2 overall and 3-1 in SBCN play.
“They (the Tigers) were pitching ahead, making the plays defensively and had timely hitting,” Lawson said. “We, on the other hand, did not. Our defense has to get better quick. We don’t have pitchers with swing and miss stuff. We have a staff that pitches to contact and I expect our defense to make the routine plays behind them.”
Jared Monhollen had two hits and drove in two runs. Max Davidson had a hit and an RBI. Dustin Howard also had a hit.
Monhollen started and took the loss on the mound. Davidson and Robert Rausch followed Monhollen in the pitching lineup. BHS pitching struck out just one Tiger batter.