COLUMBUS

One thing stood out in Greenwood’s Tuesday night baseball game at Columbus North.

Errors.

The Woodmen committed four errors, and the Bull Dogs took advantage of the miscues to give Greenwood a 9-4 loss.

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“We couldn’t field the ball and that gave (Columbus North) their momentum going, and it gives them a three-run inning to start,” Greenwood coach Andy Bass said. “We put our heads down instead of getting up and getting excited about the game of baseball. We were thinking too much that we just made an error and dug ourselves a hole.

“We have been talking about it for the past week-and-a-half that walks and errors will kill you, and tonight, the errors did.”

The Bull Dogs (11-10) wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. North took advantage of a couple of errors, and then a Casper Clark RBI single gave them a 2-0 lead. The Woodmen committed a couple more errors, and Grant Trinkle had an RBI-single, Cooper Trinkle an RBI-double, and Kevin Thompson an RBI-single to push the North lead 5-0 after two innings.

Greenwood (8-14) put up a fight and didn’t go away quietly. In the third inning, the Bull Dogs had a couple miscues of their own.

That led to Jordan Martin slapping a two-run single. Damon Maynard added an RBI-double. Mason Stunick added an RBI-single to cut the deficit to 5-4.

That would be as close as the Woodmen would get because in the fifth inning, Cooper Trinkle had an RBI single, Parker Maddox smacked an RBI-double to extend the lead to 8-4. In the sixth, Thompson added a RBI-single for North.

Bass said his team should bounce back in time for next week’s sectional.

“We have a really favorable draw — a nice draw, and it is as good as it could be” Bass said. “We have an opportunity to do some things, but the attitude and effort have to be there. If we don’t have those two things, it will be a rough final two weeks for us.”

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James Pence is a sports correspondent for The Republic.