By Chris Parsons / Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets fell victim to the South Laurel via shutout for the second straight day, this time in a 12-0 loss to the Cardinals.
The Yellow Jackets committed nine errors in the loss and afterward coach John Mountjoy was quick to point out that no team is going to win when it plays as poorly as his did on defense.
“You’re never going to win when you play like we did on defense tonight,” he said. “One thing I talked to my kids about after the game is how to react and recover when that type of thing starts during a game.
“We need to be able to step up and make the next play, but instead we’re letting one turn into two and two into five until we’re sitting here with nine errors on the books,” he added. “This was a better caliber opponent than we have been playing, but it’s baseball and you have to make routine plays no matter who you’re playing against.”
The Cardinals scored a run in the first and three more in the second to jump ahead 4-0 after two innings of play.
Two more runs in the fourth followed by six in the fifth sealed the win for the Cardinals as they improved to 9-3 on the season.
Williamsburg has now dropped three straight after starting the season with nine straight victories, including a 13th Region All ‘A’ championship.