The Brownstown/St. Elmo Bombers have struggled on offense so far during the spring baseball season without Landon Feezel’s bat in the lineup. The case was made again on Wednesday afternoon when the team traveled to Kinmundy to face the Cougars of South Central. With the bats going cold, and sloppy defense, the Bombers lost by a wide margin, 10-0.
South Central struck for one run in the bottom of the first and then tacked on another in the third to go up 2-0.
Starting pitcher Lewis Brown had worked his way out of trouble, minimizing the damage through the first three innings. But in the bottom of the fourth, he ran into trouble. A pair of errors in the inning led to five runs for the Cougars as they cracked the game wide open, 7-0.
South Central would add on three more runs in the bottom of the sixth to earn the short game victory.
Nate Philpot went 2-for-3 at the plate, composing most of the offense for the Bombers. Brown also had a base hit, but that was it as BSE mustered just three hits.
On the mound, Brown lasted three and a third innings, allowing just two hits but giving up six walks. He was tagged for five runs and recorded two strikeouts.
The Bombers’ defense was not sharp as they committed four errors in the game.
Due to poor weather this past week, games against Vandalia on Monday and Neoga on Tuesday were both cancelled.
BSE (0-4) will look to right the ship this week but they have a tough schedule of road games. The boys will travel to St. Anthony on Monday, Altamont on Tuesday, Pana on Thursday, and Vandalia for a round robin on Saturday. They return home next week with games against Cisne on Tuesday, April 11th and Ramsey on Thursday, April 13th.