The Altus Bulldogs fell to 7-7 on the season following back-to-back losses to Midwest City and Noble.
After falling behind early to Midwest City 2-0 in the bottom of the first inning, the Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the third inning.
Catcher, Austin Baldwin led the inning with a four pitch walk and came around to score on a Montorie Bridges ground out to second base.
With two outs in the bottom of the third, Midwest City put another run on the board following a walk and a double. Entering the top of the fourth and trailing 3-1, the Bulldogs squared the game 3-3.
Adrian Rodriguez and Jackson Herring both reached on back to back Midwest City errors. Marcus Molina drove in the Bulldogs only RBI of the game on a sacrifice fly scoring Rodriguez.
Herring would plate the run on a fielder’s choice that tied the game.
The bottom half of the fourth unraveled for Altus. With two outs and nobody on base, Midwest City hit a single followed by a triple and a double. After three straight hits, Altus committed an error then a walk. Midwest City would score three that inning and two more in the bottom of the fifth inning to get the 8-3 win over the Bulldogs.
Altus managed just four hits. Singles from Tito Jones, Bridges, Keegan Pride and Austin Baldwin was all the offensive attack.
Tyler Garcia suffers the loss on the mound throwing the first four innings scattering 12 hits and striking out three hitters.
The Bulldogs committed five errors.
Altus struggled again at the plate against Noble. The Bulldogs managed just two hits against Noble pitching despite no Bulldogs struck out in the game.
The score was even 0-0 with two outs in the bottom of the third inning before things went South for the Bulldogs. With two outs and a runner at first, Noble doubled, tripled, reached on a Bulldog error, reached on a walk and doubled.
Noble would plate five in the bottom of the third inning before they were done.
The Bulldogs would commit two more errors in the bottom of the fifth to go with three Noble hits. Noble was able to get the three runs they needed to complete the 8-0 run rule of the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs committed another five errors in this contest. Herring would suffer the loss though he didn’t pitch bad. Only two of the five runs allowed by Herring were earned. Herring again filled up the strike zone throwing 31 of his 47 pitches for strikes.
No Bulldogs struck out in this game just like the Midwest City game.
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