Falcons fall behind early in run-rule loss to Wildcats

NEW BLOOMFIELD — Some nights, things don’t always go as planned.

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It was one of the those nights for Blair Oaks.

The Falcons fell behind 6-0 after the first inning and never recovered in a 14-4 loss in six innings Thursday to the New Bloomfield Wildcats.

“We just didn’t do a good job in that first inning,” Blair Oaks coach Harv Antle said. “We didn’t make pitches, we missed locations on pitches. We walked the leadoff man, and that’s always a bad sign of things to come.

“We booted a couple of balls and had a chance to really minimize the damage.”

The Wildcats (8-3), ranked No. 10 in Class 2 in the latest Missouri High School Baseball Coaches Association poll, got to pitcher Jacob Koelling immediately as the first five batters reached base on two hits, two walks and an error. Skyler Lucas drove home New Bloomfield’s first run with an RBI single. He later scored on one of Blair Oaks’ four errors.


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