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Clover varsity baseball falls to Indian Creek

Amanda York

The Cloverdale varsity baseball team traveled to Indian Creek Thursday, falling to the host Braves, 12-0.

“It helped us see what we need to work on and we just need the weather to get better so we can get outside to practice,” Cloverdale head coach Kent Bass said.

Despite the lopsided loss, Coach Bass found positives.

“We were down 6-0 after three innings and they didn’t have an earned run,” Bass noted. “Jaren Rossok started and pitched the whole game and did an excellent job. When I sat down with the pitchers last week I told them they just need to throw strikes. Jaren did that he only walked one guy.”

The Cloverdale offense had just one hit, a single by senior Haiden Herbert in the fifth inning. Jaren Rossok and Parker Watts were issued walks in the first.

On defense, the Clovers committed three errors, something the coach would like to see change.

“We just have to step up and play better defense,” Coach Bass said. “It wasn’t all around that bad, but Indian Creek is a very good baseball team and when we made an error they took advantage of it.

“Offensively, we have to put the ball in play better and put some pressure on their defense. We struck out 13 times,” Bass continued. “Their guy Phillips threw the ball well and the second time through we did hit a few balls hard, but right at them. Haiden Harbert got our only hit on the night in the fifth to break up the no (runs) no (hits).”

The Clovers will travel to Brown County this evening to take on the host Eagles, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

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