Lack of offense with runners in scoring position has hurt the Marion Giants in recent games, and it played a factor once again on a 5-2 loss to Logansport on Tuesday night.
In the contest, the Giants recorded just six hits – three of which came off the bat of Jaquan Reeves. As a team, Marion battled .222 against the Berries.
“We hit the ball well tonight – we just had a lot of balls that were hit hard right to people,” Marion Head Coach Mark Fagan said. “We had bases loaded two or three different times in the game, and just didn’t that key hit like we need.”
The Berries grabbed an early 2-0 lead after the first inning, but the Giants were able to knot the contest at 2-2 with a pair of runs in the fourth.
In the fifth, however, the Berries took the advantage back for good, plating two runners, before adding an insurance run in the sixth to put the game away.
Along with Reeves’three hits, Broc Allgood, Travis Metzger, and AJ Mitcher each recorded two hits for the Giants.