Errors cost Bombers in loss to A’s

Bombers second baseman Trey Hair connects for a solo home run in the fourth inning.

Bombers shortstop Landon Mason turns a 1-6-3 double play before Clarinda’s Dakota Woods can get to the bag to break it up.

Pitcher Ryan Lee delivers a pitch in the first inning Monday at Dey Field at Liberty Park.

Errors helped the Clarinda A’s put runs on the board early in a 7-2 win over the Bombers on Monday at Dey Field at Liberty Park. Clarinda was helped by a pair of throwing errors to jump out to a 6-1 lead, scoring three in the third and three more in the fifth.

The third inning rally began with a walk and a single to put runners on the corners before Connor Hall scored on a groundout. Dakota Woods then doubled to bring in Ben Duerr. Woods then scored when he tried to steal third and the throw sailed into left field.

The A’s added two more with two on and two out in the fifth as Travis Tokarek’s throw to first on a dropped third strike sailed into right field. A third run scored moments later on an RBI single.

“We’ve all made errors before in our lives,” said Bombers manager Craig McAndrews. “It’s not a big deal, but at the same time we’ve got to move on and not press into the next pitch. It’s pitch-at-a-time. Everybody makes errors, but at the same time, don’t make another error because you’re mad about the first error. We’ll move on. That’s one loss. You play 60 games. We’re not going to go 60-0.”

That three-run rally chased Bombers starter Ryan Lee from the game. He worked 4 2-3 innings and allowed three hits while walking four.

A bases-loaded walk brought in another Clarinda run in the seventh.

After scoring more than a dozen runs several times this season, the Bombers offense was held in check Monday by Clarinda starter Jordan Dreibelbis. He retired the first six Bombers he faced before Jack Mercer led off the third with a double. Mercer was caught in a run down between second and third on a fielder’s choice and two more grounders ended the inning with no runs crossing the plate.

The Bombers got on the board in the fourth on a Trey Hair solo home run to right and added another when Jordan Dey led off the fifth with a single and later scored on a groundout.

The Bombers loaded the bases in the seventh against A’s reliever Bryce Shae but a flyball to right ended the inning with no runs scoring. The Bombers went down in order in the eighth and could not score after a two-out single and dropped third strike in the ninth.

“It’s hard to hit with guys on,” McAndrews said. “At the same time, our guys have been hitting all year. I’m happy with our offense but guys are going to get out.”

Sedalia Democrat
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