Liberty County High School’s baseball team lost to Portal, 6-4, Monday in a non-region game at LCHS.
The host Panthers had seven hits, but could not make up the two-run difference due to errors.
“The difference in the game were the eight errors that we made. I was happy that we never give up and kept fighting to stay in the game,” Liberty coach Tony Glazer said.
Portal scored its first run after a runner reached base on an error in the top of the second inning. Liberty tied the game, 1-1, in the bottom of the second when Jerrold Clark stole second base, advanced on a ground ball and scored on a sacrifice fly.
The Bulloch County school added three more runs in the top of fourth, extending the inning due to Panther errors. Portal also picked up a run in the top of the fifth inning and its final run in the top of the seventh.
Liberty battled back in the fifth inning with a run and got two runs back its last at bat during the bottom of the seventh inning.
“We just made too many mistakes that cost us a chance to win the game,” Glazer said.
Colby Rhea pitched five innings for Liberty, giving up three hits. Jaccari Roberts pitched the final two innings. Rhea helped his cause by hitting 2 for 3 with a run batted in. Senior shortstop Curtis Micaholwicz ended the day 1 for 2 with a pair of RBIs and a stolen base. Liberty was successful on 7 of its 8 of stolen-base attempts.
Liberty fell to 1-3 on the season and travels to Savannah Country Day today for a nonregion game at
4:30 p.m. before playing rival Bradwell 6 p.m. Friday at BI.