The Solon Springs varsity baseball team fell to Dummond 14-3 Thursday.
The Eagles (3-2, 2-2) claimed a 1-0 lead after the first inning, but Drummond came back with nine runs over the next four innings to take a lead it would never relinquish.
“Drummond played a great overall game,” said Solon Springs coach Nathan Ahlberg. “They got great pitching from Dylan Johnson, hit the ball well and executed offensively and defensively.”
The Eagles struggled on defense, committing nine errors to just two for Drummond. Solon Springs was also outhit in the game, 12-8.
“We can’t win games when we have more errors than hits,” Ahlberg said.
Junior Josh Taylor took the pitching loss for the Solon Springs, allowing five earned runs in three innings while striking out four.
On offense, Brett Missinne was 2-for-4 for the Eagles, and Caleb Utyro went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI.
The Solon Springs baseball team is next in action Thursday when they host Washburn/South Shore.
Drummond 033 033 2 — 14 12 2
Solon Springs 100 002 0 — 3 8 9
The Eagles softball team also faced Drummond Thursday, falling 20-9 in six innings.
Drummond used a 10-run sixth inning to end the game early due to the 10-run rule.
For the first half of the game, Solon Springs and Drummond were even, with the Eagles leading 8-7 after three innings. Solon Springs maintained its lead through four innings, 9-8, but Drummond scored two runs in the fifth to take over a one-run lead.
In the sixth inning, Drummond led off with three consecutive singles to load the bases. Two runs were then walked in, and the next three batters followed with a single, walk and a double to put Drummond’s first eight batters safely on base.
By the end of the inning, Drummond had an 11-point lead, and the Eagles were held scoreless in the bottom of the sixth to end the match early.
Drummond 3 4 0 1 2 10 — 20 19 0
Solon Springs 0 5 3 1 0 0 — 9 12 3