The Clay City Eels dropped to 0-3 overall this baseball season following a 7-4 road loss to North Daviess on Monday night.
"We really shot ourselves in the foot early tonight," commented coach Michael Owens. "They jumped on us in the first three innings but we shut them out over the last three."
Clay City committed six errors in the game, all six of them in the first three innings when they fell behind 7-0 to the Cougars.
Brock Dyer was the hard luck loser for the Eels, pitching four innings, walking five and giving up seven runs, though just one of them was earned. He gave up just three hits while striking out three. Brandon Wells came in to relieve him in the fifth inning and allowed no runs, three hits and walked two batters in finishing the game.
At the plate for Clay City, Josh Stoelting had two hits, including a double and an RBI. Steve Schopmeyer had a hit and a run driven in and Greg Long and Brandon Mattox each had hits for the Eels who return home this evening to face the North Central Thunderbirds beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Dyer, Wells (5) and Long; Walls, Stoll and Dyer.
WP -- Walls
LP -- Dyer