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Fielding miscues lead to 16-0 loss
SoVaNow.com / April 10, 2013Fielding woes continue to bedevil the Park View varsity baseball team as the Dragons committed seven errors en route to a 16-0 loss to Tunstall High School on Friday.
Park View traveled to Danville over the weekend to take part in the George Washington Invitational ball tournament at Dan Daniel Memorial Park. Facing the Tunstall High School Tigers in the opener, Park View had a tough time, mustering only two hits and committing numerous miscues in the field.
The error-filled outing extended a recent trend for the Dragons, who also lost a Southside District outing March 28 with Prince Edward in large part due to the team’s shaky defense.
“Very uncharacteristic of Park View baseball,” is how veteran PVHS skipper Mike Greene described the game.
Tunstall broke open the game in the fourth inning when the Tigers scored nine runs off four Dragon errors. Chris Buckner had a big night at the plate, going 3-for-4 and driving in five runs.
The game was called after the fifth inning under the mercy rule.
Senior hurler Charlie Mills pitched for Park View and took the loss. Mills had one of Park View’s two hits against Tunstall hurler Luke Simpson. Brett Cliborne collected the only other hit for the Dragons.
With the loss to Tunstall, Park View fell to 3-4 on the season. The Dragons will look to bounce back this week as they resume district action. Park View was slated to take on Southampton Tuesday at home, and the Dragons face Brunswick Thursday in South Hill.
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