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The Eminence Warriors baseball team scored the first run of the game against the Frankfort Panthers Friday, but fell 11-1 to the Panthers.
The Warriors got their run when Austin Jones led the game off with a single and Mack McKee sacrificed him to second base. Cole Lawson came through with a one-out, RBI-double to score Jones.
Frankfort scored two runs in the first inning as two walks and error hurt the Warrior cause. Frankfort scored three runs in the second to take a 5-1 lead. The Warriors blanked the Panther in the third and gave up only one run in the fourth.
But Frankfort broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth with five runs to end the game on the 10-run rule.
Coach LeRoy Dunn saw progress for his young team.
“We played the best we have all season, but we still need to learn the little things,” he said. “We have to be able to say ‘how am I going to help get this run across’ and not be thinking I need to get myself a hit.
“We are getting better at holding runners on but still have a long way to go with that. The biggest thing of all, we have to know what to do before it happens. The biggest thing that hurt us in the game was our pitchers not throwing enough strikes, and the other thing that hurt is scoring runs.”