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February 14, 2014

TU baseball drops first game of weekend series

BABSON PARK, Fla. —

Thomas baseball searched for their bats for the bulk of Friday’s 6-0 road loss to Webber International.

The Night Hawks notched just four hits in 32 at bats after entering the series with a .361 team average.

“We didn’t swing the bat real well and they threw a guy that was pretty good,” Thomas coach Mike Lee said. “We just didn’t do our part.”

The Night Hawks trailed 1-0 through four innings before the Warriors tacked on two in the fifth with a squeeze bunt and later a wild throw by first baseman Josh Brujin.

Webber padded their lead in the 8th inning with another three runs that sealed fate.

Thomas pitcher Kurtis Gens again pitched a complete game, allowing the six runs on nine hits.

“I thought Kurtis threw well,” He was going strong and just missed a couple spots in the 8th inning and they took advantage of them.”

The Warriors utilized opportunites when they were presented. They got the lead runner on base in three innings and scored in each instance.

Lee said that his squad had a few fielding miscues but nothing that can’t be quickly corrected.

“You’ve got to be able to execute plays and we didn’t do that,” he said. “We had one bad throw tonight and it cost us a run and another bobble that probably cost us a run. Other than that, when it came to a set play they were running, we just didn’t perform on defense. That’s stuff we’ve been working on and will continue to work on.”

Lee’s outset after the game was far from pessimistic. He said on Thursday that it was too soon to ride the high of the undefeated start the Night Hawks endured in Conference play.

“We didn’t get too up about 3-0 [in the conference] and we’re trying not to get too down about losing the first one. We can sweep the doubleheader tomorrow and still be leading the conference. I don’t have a problem with that.”

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