COSHOCTON — Early defensive miscues put Cambridge Post 84 in an early hole during Saturday's Coshocton Post 65 Ben Tufford Memorial tournament match-up with the Wheeling Wild Things.
Wheeling jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead over Post 84 in the first inning with Cambridge struggling defensively early with a pair of costly errors. Post 84 was unable to overcome the slow start and dropped a 10-7 decision.
"We got behind early due to three costly errors in the first couple of innings," Cambridge manager Ron Antill offered. "We tried to come back but came up short.
Cambridge tallied three runs in the top of the second to tie the game up at 3-3 with Blade Barclay ripped an RBI double and Jake Valentine collected an RBI sacrifice fly ball.
But Wheeling quickly regained the lead with seven unanswered runs over the next three innings to take a 10-3 advantage after four innings of play.
Cambridge mounted one final come back attempt, pushing across four runs in the top of the fifth to pull within 10-7 but could not get any closer.
Hayden Loy took the loss for Cambridge Post 84, allowing four hits and six runs over three innings, striking out one.
Caleb Bond doubled, singled with two RBIs to lead the 9-hit Cambridge attack, with Murdock doubled and singled with an RBI. Barclay doubled with a total of three RBIs. Loy and Blake Brumfield chipped in with base hits, while Valentine picked up an RBI with a single.
Cambridge slips to 9-7 on the season with the loss.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Jeffersonian: Defensive struggles send Cambridge Post 84 to 10-7 loss to Wheeling