The Clay City Eels hung tight with the Sullivan Golden Arrows for the first four innings before fading in the late innings for a 13-5 loss on Tuesday evening.
"We were in a position in the fourth inning, a 2-2 game, and we had the opportunity to take the lead," said Clay City coach Michael Owens. "Through those first four innings I think we did a lot of good things. We had some guys hitting really well and our defense was playing solid."
Unfortunately for the Eels, the Golden Arrows came on strong late with a seven run seventh inning to take the victory.
Brock Dyer got the start for Clay City and went four and one-third innings, giving up seven hits and four earned runs while striking out two and walking a pair. He would pick up the loss for the Eels.
"I thought that Brock (Dyer) pitched a good game," said Owens. "He got the loss but I thought he pitched well."
Brandon Wells received the brunt of the Sullivan attack in the final innings, allowing six earned runs in just two-thirds of an inning while hitting three batters and walking a pair despite giving up just one hit.
For the Eels, Cody Gerber had a pair of doubles at the plate. Greg Long had two hits and scored a pair of runs while driving a run in as well. Dyer also had two hits in the attack.
The Eels will look to even their record on Thursday when they travel to Eastern for a 4:30 p.m. game.