Sherman dropped their third game in a row Tuesday in a 5-3 road loss to Lyle-Wishram in a non-league baseball contest at Lyle High School.
The Huskies could have turned things around from the batter’s box if not for eight runners stranded on the basepaths, an issue that is hurting the team now.
Also hurting the squad is defensive lapses, as five errors contributed to three unearned runs.
“We cannot make the simple mistakes,” said Sherman coach Joe Justesen. “When we make miscues on plays we should be making, it hurts the team. We need to make those sure plays.”
Austin Kaseberg tossed four innings of ball and allowed two unearned runs before leaving with the game knotted at 2-apiece.
Riley Brown had an RBI double in the first inning to plate Nick Coleman, Kaseberg drove in Kaiden Paulette with another RBI double.
In the fifth frame, Jerrod Davis crossed home plate on a passed ball to account for Sherman’s offense.
Tuesday’s game allowed Justesen an opportunity to play key reserves, as Paulette, Jesse Tauuna and Alex Fields put together encouraging performances.
“I was happy with the way some of the younger guys competed,” Justesen said. “Alex Fields had two solid at-bats for us. He put the bat on the ball. As a freshman that is huge. It is nice to get some game experience for the kids who will be big for us in the future.”
Sherman (3-6 overall, 2-3 league) heads to Athena Saturday for a doubleheader versus Weston-McEwen starting at 11 a.m.