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Marksmen fall in nailbiter to South Spencer

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Kasey Richardson
Sports editor
ROCKPORT – The Marksmen baseball team was back on the road as they faced off against South Spencer on Saturday. Tell City lost a close game, hard-fought game against Rebels with a final score of 5-4 in 7 innings.
“I thought we played better Saturday. We are starting to see improvements with some of the mistakes me made early on,” said Marksmen baseball head coach Trent Benningfield.
Tell City’s right fielder D’iondre Jacob went 1-3, with 2 hits and had an RBI recorded for the game.
Third baseman Hunter Sodrel and Hunter Beckort each went 1-3 as well in the game.
Coach Benningfield mentioned the hard fought mentality his team displayed saying, “We still made too many mental errors today to win the game, but I am proud of the way the guys fought and never gave in.” The Marksmen found themselves down 5-0 after allowing 2 runs scored in the second inning and 3 more tact on in the third.
Tell City battled back with a pair of runs in fifth and sixth innings, but the Rebels were able to escape the Marksmen rally to secure the win.
Coach Benningfield also discussed his team’s work ethic coming into games, saying, “The boys are starting to see what kind of work it takes to win and get better every day, so we will keep working hard and hopefully start getting the results we want in the near future.”
On Tuesday, Tell City’s baseball team had a home pairing against Evansville North.
The Marksmen lost to Evansville North, 15-4.
Tell City had struggled with pitching in the game, which allowed Evansville North to take control of the game in the fifth inning.
“Offensively and defensively, we were much better tonight. We are continuing to improve in those aspects of the game, however our pitching was not very good tonight,” said Tell City’s baseball coach Trent Benningfield.
He added, “We walked 12 batters in 5 innings. It is hard to beat anyone when you do that, especially against a good North team. We have guys who are starting to sacrifice their bodies and their stats for the good of the team, and if we continue to do that we will be in a good spot at the end of the season.”
Today, the Marksmen are on the road against Evansville Harrison. First pitch has been set for 5 p.m. (Perry County time).