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April 23, 2013

H.S. baseball: Opportunities get away from Danville in loss to Loyalsock

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"It's definitely frustrating, but you can't get down on anybody," said Fausnaught of the errors. "As far as I'm concerned, we have nine guys on the field and I wouldn't want anybody else on the field but those guys in those positions."

Riley, a couple weeks after slugging a home run on his birthday, turned around an inside fastball for a towering shot to lead off the second inning that put Danville (4-5) up 1-0.

Glavin seemed leery of pounding the strike zone from that point, running several deep counts and issuing his only two walks in the fourth and fifth innings. He stranded five Ironmen in the third through fifth innings, four in scoring position (two at third).

"We thought about going to (sophomore ace Kyle) Datres to close the game in the sixth inning and (Glavin) argued a little bit with us, which is fine. That's what you want," said Eck. "He wanted the ball."

Glavin swept the outside corner for a called third strike on Fausnaught to end the fifth with runners at second and third. That marked the first of seven consecutive outs (on just 31 pitches) to end the game as he became the first Loyalsock starter to go deeper than four innings.

"We saw a pretty good arm, but what I'm concerned about is we didn't make adjustments at the plate," said Knorr. "Thirteen strikeouts? You can't strike out 13 times in high school baseball, not put pressure on the opposing defense, and expect to win consistently."

"We've been tested and we still have to figure out a way to win these games," Knorr added. "It's part of our growth as a team, and we're not quite there yet."

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