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Monett Cubs fall to Seneca, 9-1

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Giving it a ride. Monett freshman Quincy Jackson puts the ball in play during the Cubs' baseball game Tuesday night against Seneca. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
The young Monett Cubs baseball team fell 9-1 to Seneca Tuesday night in Big 8 Conference play.

"We swung the bat well and hit the ball hard," said Monett coach Michael Calhoun. "We hit the ball right at Seneca defenders and they made plays."

Indian's pitcher Jared Lipe earned the victory. Lipe pitched seven innings, allowed five hits and struck out two.

Seneca scored three times in the third inning, single tallies in the third and sixth innings and added four runs in the seventh inning.

The Cubs' lone run came in the seventh inning on singles by Jarred Witt, Jeff Craft and Cooper Caldwell.

Carlin Ballay took the loss for the Cubs. Ballay pitched six innings, allowed eight hits and five runs, and struck out three.

"Carlin threw better than the stats show," said Calhoun. "We committed five errors defensively. Errors extend innings and cause extra stress. They are things we'll have to work on to get better."

Monett fell to 4-15 overall and 1-6 in conference play.

"We are improving," said Calhoun. "We are a young team and we just need to play games to get better."

The Cubs will host Reeds Spring on Thursday. First pitch is set for 5 p.m.

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