Griffons dropped by Bombers, 9-5
Squaring off with defending MINK League champion Sedalia Bombers for the second time in three days, the Nevada Griffons were unable to replicate Tuesday's victory, falling to the hosts in a road-clash Thursday, 9-5.
The loss moves the Griffons to 1-3 overall.
The Bombers quickly jumped in front, as Jake Lufft's 2-RBI double punctuated a three-run first, and put Sedalia up 3-0.
Sedalia (4-1) scratched across a run in third, and then tacked on three more in the fourth, and led 7-0.
In the fifth, run-scoring singles off the bats of Dalton Bealmer and Nick Hagedorn swelled the Bombers' advantage to 9-0.
The Griffons began to chip away at the sizable deficit, as an Alec Telles RBI-single, and Trevor Kimm RBI-fielder's choice groundout, narrowed the margin to seven runs in the seventh.
Clint Allen's eighth inning single to right plated Christopher O' Neal, and the Griffons trailed, 9-3.
Looking to rally in the ninth, the Griffons pushed across two runs via Bryland's Skinner's fielder's choice groundout, and Jesse Burke's run-scoring single, accounting for the final 9-5 margin.
Tagged for three runs and a hit, while issuing four walks, Nevada starting pitcher Drew Perez took the loss, lasting just one inning.
Brandin Hallier replaced Perez in the second, and had an even rougher go of it, surrendering 13 hits and six runs (four earned) over five innings of work — as the Bombers pounded out 16 total hits.