By Chris Parsons/Staff Writer
WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets’ run towards the All ‘A’ Tournament at Whitaker Bank Ballpark came to an abrupt end Tuesday in the form of a 21-1 loss to Hazard.
Though the Yellow Jackets trailed 9-1 in the fifth inning, a 12-run inning by Hazard put the home team away for good.
After the loss, Williamsburg coach John Mountjoy said the loss was a disappointing one to say the least, but gave credit to Hazard for its effort.
“We struggled at the plate against a pretty good lefthander, so we really couldn’t get anything going,” Mountjoy said. “We made a pitching change and brought in Jon Teague, but they were just hitting everything we threw at them.”
After having the game pushed back on several occasions, the Yellow Jackets may have fallen victim to a lack of focus. Mountjoy said if the team had played as well as it had earlier in the season, the game may have been a competitive one.
“We were really hot at one point of the season, so if we had played coming out of our game against Middlesboro, we would have probably had a good chance,” Mountjoy said. “We’re going through a stretch right now where we’re just not doing some things we’re supposed to be doing.”
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Leading the way
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Yes you, May
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