Despite the fact that the Van-Far varsity baseball team has held its own this season in the face of poor weather, wet fields and at least three games that had to be rescheduled, on Tuesday at Montgomery County the squad simply didn't give a true account of itself.
Instead the Indians allowed 16 runs in the fourth inning after giving up three in the first and two each in the second and third to lose to the Wildcats 23-1.
"We had four hits. Riley Culwell and Colten Jensen each had a single and Brayden McMillen and Treyson Culwell each had a double," said Van-Far coach Wes Rowden. "Nathan Beatty had our lone RBI in the third when he drove in Riley Culwell on a fielder's choice."
While it certainly wasn't the difference in this Eastern Missouri Conference game, Van-Far did make three errors. Montgomery County, on the other hand, had just one over the course of this five inning affair.
"They had 23 runs on 16 hits. It was a decent game until the fourth inning. We did not play very inspired baseball that inning defensively," Rowden said. "If we could have made some fairly routine plays we would have gotten out of the inning with only four or five runs."