April 20, 2018

Errors cost Jackets in loss to Graham

Stephenville visits Brownwood at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. || Courtesy Dr. CHET MARTIN

Staff Report

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GRAHAM (April 25, 2015) — Stephenville overcome a 4-1 deficit with four runs in the top of the sixth, but three errors in the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings proved costly in a 6-5 loss at Graham Saturday night.

Stephenville committed two errors in the bottom of the seventh, giving Graham runners at third and second before a walk-off hit lifted the Steers to victory. They also scored with the help of an error in the sixth, when a double was followed by an overthrow to first base.


 

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Graham needed the help after Stephenville took a 5-4 lead in the top of the sixth. After loading the bases with no outs to force a pitching change, singles by Kaegun Williams and Cole Harmon cut it to 4-3. Another pitching change didn’t stop the Jackets from adding two more on wild pitch and a fielder’s choice.

It was the third 6-4A loss of the week for the Jackets, who fell in extra innings at Mineral Wells on Monday and lost to district champ Abilene Wylie on Tuesday. This loss may prove to be more costly. Vanderbilt signee Maddux Conger didn’t pitch Saturday, but did injure the thumb on his pitching hand when he was hit by a pitch. He was taken from the game early for x-rays.

The game was scheduled for Friday but had to be postponed due to rain, forcing Stephenville to cancel its non-district Saturday game against Azle. The Jackets visit Brownwood in a game loaded with playoff implications at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.


 

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