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Monett Cubs fall to Reeds Spring, 2-0

Monday, May 7, 2012

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It's a hit. Monett senior Carlin Ballay puts the ball in play for the Cubs during Thursday's game against Reeds Spring. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
The Monett Cubs fell 2-0 to the Reeds Spring Wolves in a pitcher's duel Thursday night at North Park.

Monett pitcher Aaron Patton was solid on the mound. Patton threw seven innings, allowed two hits and struck out 14.

"Aaron threw a great game," said Monett coach Michael Calhoun. "This was the second consecutive pitching performance where he really gave us a chance to win. We just didn't execute on offense."

The Wolves scored an unearned run in the third inning on an error and one run in the sixth inning on a wild pitch.

Offensively, the Cubs were zero for five with runners in scoring position. Monett loaded the bases in the bottom of the sixth inning with one out. A foul out and a strike out ended the threat.

"We have to take advantage of scoring opportunities," said Calhoun. "Our offense is not built to score 14 or 15 runs each game. We have to execute better at the plate."

Reeds Spring's Kez Woodward earned the victory. Woodward threw seven innings, allowed three hits and struck out nine.

The Cubs travel to Everton on Monday. First pitch is set for 4:30 p.m.



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