Bobcats lose 2nd game at World Series

Published 6:08 pm Sunday, August 11, 2013

Opp and East Boise, Idaho, had one good inning each today at the 2013 12U Cal Ripken World Series in Hammond, Ind.

The Bobcats scored four runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 5-4 lead, but EBOI tacked on three runs in the bottom of the fifth for a 7-5 lead and eventual win.

Opp coach Robbie Ross said it was another tough loss for the Bobcats. Opp fell 7-1 to Kingsbridge, N.Y. on Friday, and now sits at 0-2 in pool play.

Ross said the key in the fourth was that the boys hit the ball well.

While the fourth was a good inning for Opp, the Bobcats struggled on the base pads.

On one line drive to the outfield, the Bobcats were doubled off, Ross said.

“We just missed some opportunities for us,” the coach said.

Kody Richburg threw the first three innings. Lane Worley came in for the final three for the Bobcats.

Ross said there were no errors made by the Bobcats.

“It was just a good game by both clubs,” he said. “We didn’t hit it in a timely position.”

In the first inning, the Bobcats were sparked by Tylur Schively, who hit a home run. He was awarded the player of the game after finishing 3-for-4 at the plate.

The Bobcats will need to win the next two games in pool play to advance to the single elimination bracket play.

Opp faces host Hammond tomorrow night at 8.