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May 7, 2014

Kokomo gets past Logan 4-3 in baseball

Berries suffer another tough loss in NCC play.

Logansport’s baseball team had good pitching, solid defense and a pretty good day at the plate.

But it was not enough as the Berries let another late lead slip away in a 4-3 loss to Kokomo on Tuesday at Jim Turner Field.

The Berries dropped to 11-5 and 0-3 in North Central Conference play, while the Wildkats moved to 8-8 and 1-2.

Like they did in the NCC opener at Anderson Saturday, the Berries had a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. But the Wildkats finally got to Berry starter Travis Palmer, as cleanup hitter Colan Ruch delivered the big blow with a two-run home run to give the Wildkats the lead. They added an unearned run later in the frame on an RBI single by Ben Tracy.

“One swing of the bat and the game’s a different game,” LHS coach Jim Turner lamented. “I wish it would have been our swing but it wasn’t. The kid put a good swing off the bat on the ball and hit the ball out of the ballpark. That was the difference in the ballgame.”

The Berries outhit the Wildkats 11-8 but four of the eight hits they allowed were in the fateful sixth inning.

“I left one pitch up, that’s what it was,” Palmer said.

The Logan senior right-hander allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out three. Dustin Clements pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief and retired all five batters he faced.

The Berries were probably the highest scoring team in the state through their first 13 games but have hit a snag offensively against NCC pitching, as they’ve scored just eight runs in their first three league games.

“We’re hitting the ball. We had 11 hits,” Palmer said. “We’ve just got to score more runs. We’ve got to pick up, we’ve got to come together as a team more and try to get our attitudes out of the way, focus as a whole and not individuals.

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