Miscues cost Gator softball team

Baker softball

Allison Newell fires a pitch for the Baker softball team Friday as the Gators hosted Freeport.

Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 at 01:50 AM.

BAKER — Two games into the 2014 season the Baker School softball team has plenty of time to get better and clean up early season mistakes.

The Gators were their own worst enemies against the Bulldogs committing seven errors that allowed Freeport to score seven unearned runs. Baker batters didn’t help the situation any either as they made 17 of the 21 outs via the pop fly.

Gator Coach John Carlisle is confident that Baker will get better even after an 8-6 District 3-1A loss to Freeport on Friday.

“It stings,” Carlisle said of the self-inflicted wounds that led to the loss. “It’s early. We’ve still got a lot of season left to play.

“We didn’t make the correct adjustments at the plate when we needed to do and we need to try and keep the ball out of the air. There are no bad hops in air. We will chalk this one up as a learning experience.”

The Gators (0-2, 0-1) took a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning when Tori Foster and Emily Stewart led off the inning with back-to-back walks.

The speedy Foster stole second and third bases and scored as Mykayla McCranie was safe on an error. Stewart scored from third base on a sacrifice fly by Alexis Mitchum.

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