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CHURUBUSCO â€” Churubuscoâ€™s baseball team played host to Northeast Corner Conference opponent Fremont in a battle of Eagles.
In a game that saw good pitching from both teams, the deciding factor was host Churubuscoâ€™s inability to string together hits with runners in scoring position throughout the contest.
The Churubusco Eagles stranded eight base runners and fell by a 6-3 score to the visiting Fremont Eagles.
Churubusco pitcher Brent Simmons set the Fremont side down in order in the top of the first inning on a ground out, a fly out and one of his seven strikeouts recorded for the game.
Churubusco threatened in the bottom of the first with leadoff batter Kody Poyser drawing a walk. Poyser went to second on a Fremont error that let Simmons reach safely.
Poyser and Simmons executed a double steal to put runners at second and third with just one out, but the Eagles were unable to push a run across, with a fly out and a strikeout ending the Busco threat.
â€śItâ€™s something that has happened to us the last three games,â€ť said Churubusco Head Coach Mark Grove. â€śWe have seen three of the best pitchers and one of our issues is that our kids will not with people in scoring position shorten their swings up , and their taking big ugly swings and we are leaving runners in scoring position.â€ť
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