A 4 for 5 game from Peyton Rowland and Adam Kelly Jr. was not enough offensive power to stop the Bulldogs on Thursday night in Batesville. The Spartans held the lead until the bottom of the 4th inning when the Bulldogs were able to string together a 4 run inning, which ultimately lead to a 16-12 loss for the Spartans.
Some Spartan highlights of the night were Peyton Rowland and Adam Kelly Jr. both having a 4 for 5 night at the plate, and Hunter Fasbinder who hit a 2 run homerun in the top of the 2nd inning. Other notable plate appearances of the night was Brody Cox and Michael Powell both earning 2 hits.
Hunter Fasbinder records the loss, even with a strong outing, pitching 3 ⅔ innings allowing 9 earned runs on 8 hits with 4 strikeouts. Logan bean pitched 1 ⅓ innings recording 1 strikeout with 6 hits and 2 earned runs. Kaleb Sparks came in the game late to keep the Spartans in the game recording 1 strikeout with no hits in an innings work.
The Connersville Spartans (0-2) will be looking for their first win of the season as they face the Richmond Red Devils tomorrow night at Spartan Field (6:00 p.m.).