Boys Varsity Baseball · Taylor falls to Manchester, Drops to 1-4 on the Season


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Taylor moves to 1-4 after a 9-1 loss to Manchester on Wednesday. Michael Pemberton got the start on the bump for the Titans, and he pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up eight runs, on five hits, seven walks, one strikeout, and only five of those runs were earned. Eli Harris came on in relief and pitch 3 1/3 inning, giving up one run, on three hits, and he had one strikeout. At the plate, four players had a single. Coach Dill commented that he thought both pitchers did some really positive things. Michael Pemberton was able to stretch his arm out a little bit, and when he threw strikes he got outs. Eli Harris is proof of what we are trying to teach the guys. Throw strikes, and our defense will play behind you. He wanted the ball, he wanted to compete, and because he took that mindset to the game, he was successful. I’ve told the guys, we have to limit the big inning, throw strikes, and have better at bats. If they can do that, they will have a chance to win games. We don’t stay locked in for every single pitch of a game, and when you cant do that, you will have lapses that costs you runs and games. I also tell them I’m proud of them, if they keep grinding we will continue to improve, and the grind is much harder when you are losing. So in order to stick with it, it takes some grit, and some people have grit, but many need to develop it. We have a chance to see what guys do and don’t have it, and then we can make decisions accordingly. No rest for the weary, the Titans are back in action Thursday at Logansport.