HHS 5, LEBANON 2 -- Sometimes baseball is a confusing game.
Lebanon held Hendersonville's top four in the batting order to a combined 1-of-14 Wednesday night at Veterans Field, but lost the District 9AAA encounter 5-2.
However, Hendersonville's seven, eight and nine-hole hitters accounted for six hits and scored four runs as the Blue Devils slid to 1-9 overall / 1-3 in the district.
"We gave them some extra outs, and they took advantage," said Lebanon's first year head coach Brian Black. "Hendersonville capitalized when we gave them the opportunity."
LHS senior righthander Dallas Horn pitched well enough to win, working six innings of six-hit ball with four strikeouts andzero walks.
Hendesonville's Jason Hasty kept the Blue Devil hitters at bay most of the night, throwing a complete game three-hitter, striking out four and walking just one.
Hendersonville improved to 5-9 in the overall and 2-2 in district play, putting up three runs in the top of the third on three hits -- only one of which left the infield.
In the fourth, Chauncey Thomas dumped a two-out hit into right that chased home Alex Aubrey from second, then tacked on two more runs in the seventh as Thomas scored on a wild pitch and Mason Kalada came home on a balk.
Jay Pittman, Dent Burger (pictured above) and Horn each had singles as Lebanon dropped to 1-9 overall / 1-3 in District 9AAA. Centerfielder Eddie McDaniels saw his nine-game hitting streak come to a close as he went 0-for4-with a run scored.
LHS will return to action Friday at David Lipscomb High.
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