W-P takes advantage of TigerScots' baseball errors

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Weston-McEwen's Riley Sederberg leaps for the out on a ball hit deep to right field during first-inning play Thursday against Waitsburg-Prescott in Athena. W-P took advantage of five TigerScot errors to win the season-opening game, 7-4.

ATHENA - Waitsburg-Prescott came away with a border-battle win over Weston-McEwen, winning the season-opening baseball game 7-4.

Errors hurt the TigerScot effort, said W-M coach T.J. Haguewood.

"It was definitely a first game," he said. "I think we came out with the wind blowing and we're not used to that. We had a lot of fly balls and way too many errors."

The TigerScots had five errors to W-P's one.

"Errors really did us in and it's hard to compete if we continue to make them," Haguewood said. "We need to cut those down. If we can get around those, we can compete with a lot of teams."

W-P managed eight hits off four TigerScots pitchers, with Dalton Estes hitting three and Tre Brannock and Matt Hamilton nailing two each.

Almost every W-M player got some time on the field.

"It's great to see young guys rise to the occasion," Haguewood said.

Overall, it was a defensive loss, he said.

"We hurt ourselves and had base-running mishaps," Haguewood said. "Other then that, it was good to be back out there."

The TigerScots have another shot at their first win at the Riverside Tournament on Monday.

W-P 7, W-M 4

W-P 012 112 0 - 7 8 1

W-M 001 210 0 - 4 4 5

Purdin, Bartlow (4), Estes (5). Reich, McGill (4), Speed (6), Croswell (7).

HR - none.

Hits - W-P: Bartlow, Estes 3, Brannock 2, Hamilton 2. W-M: D. Reich, Speed, Bond, Thacker.

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