Youngsville could have a winning record at this point in the season.
But several errors on defense have dropped the Eagles to 1-5 overall - and 0-1 in Region 4 - after 4-3 extra-inning loss to visiting Mercyhurst Prep on Wednesday at Davis Street Field in Youngsville.
Youngsville lost its second extra-inning game in six days on Wednesday, committing six errors in a game in which none of the seven runs given up by either pitcher were earned.
Times Observer photo by Allen Seybert
All over it
Youngsville first baseman Sawyer Dininny, right keeps his eyes locked on a Mercyhurst Prep groundball while second baseman James Frazier backs up the play during a baseball game Wednesday at Davis Street Field, Youngsville.
"We just have to regroup," said Youngsville coach Tom Craig, whose Eagles travel to Iroquois on Friday for another region game.
Youngsville's Cory Craig struck out 16 over eight innings on Friday in a 2-0 nine-inning loss to Titusville last Friday.
On Wednesday, Craig struck out 11 in eight innings, allowing four runs on six hits. All the runs were unearned.
Craig struck out his 11th batter in the top of the eighth, but the batter reached due to the pitch being in the dirt. That batter eventually scored the go-ahead run on an error, according to coach Craig.
James Frazier and Caleb Linkerhof finished with two hits each for Youngsville. Josh Lewis tied the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the first with a ringing double. Youngsville tied the game again at 3-3 in the fifth after a Mercyhurst Prep error.
MERYHURST PREP (4): ab-r-h-rbi, Lehman ss 2-0-0-0, Peebles c 4-1-1-0, Upperman dh 3-0-1-0, Niedzwiecki cf 0-0-0-0, Forcier 2b 4-0-0-0, Perz lf 4-2-3-0, Fugagli 1b 3-1-0-0, Corritore rf 4-0-0-0, Bossolt 3b 1-0-0-0, Haas 3b 2-0-0-0, Post p 4-0-1-0. Totals 31-4-6-0.
YOUNGSVILLE (3): ab-r-h-rbi, Marino cf 4-0-0-0, Frazier 2b 4-1-2-0, Lewis ss 4-0-1-1, Craig p 3-1-1-0, Horn c 4-0-0-0, Linkerhof cf 4-0-2-0, Dininny 1b 4-0-1-0, Henry 3b 0-0-0-0, Turner dh 3-0-0-0, McLaughlin rf 3-0-0-0. Totals 33-3-7-1.
Mercyhurst 100 200 01 - 4 6 3
Youngsville 100 020 00 - 3 7 6
2b-Lewis (Y), Perz (M). WP-Post. LP-Craig.