South Oakland (1-7) lost an 9-7 heartbreaker to defending champion Elliot (3-1-1) Wednesday night in Spring Hill.
Trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the first the Ducks broke out of their season long slump and put four runs across to take an early lead. Fago doubled in Gwin and Owens, Ciccone drove in Fago, and scored on a single by Ferko, I think.
Elliot answered with a six-run second, and added a run in the fourth.
South Oakland chipped away scoring one run in the third, fourth and fifth, and trailed 8-7 going into the bottom of the sixth when the Ducks had runners on second and third with no outs and couldn’t get a run across. Elliot’s relief pitcher struck out the side after a walk and a hit and a wild pitch started the inning.
Elliot added a run in the top of the seventh.
South Oakland had the tying run at the plate in the bottom of the seventh.
The Ducks next game is saturday at 5pm against the Militia at Beedle Park.
This was a tough one. We played a real good team close, but came up short.
We’re playing better, but we’re running out of time to get wins.
We have to go at least 10-6 in our last sixteen games at this point.
One game at a time.