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NORTH LITTLE ROCK BASEBALL | Cats lose doubleheader at Jonesboro

After a doubleheader loss at Jonesboro last week, the North Little Rock Charging Wildcats are not where Coach Randy Sandefur would like for them to be.

“We are 3-3 (in 6A/7A-East) and have dug a hole,” Sandefur said. “We are in the middle of the pack and not where we want to be. It’s up to us to dig out of it, and it starts with pitching.”

Sandefur was hoping the Wildcats turned the corner last night in a rescheduled doubleheader at Seacry. The two games were supposed to be played this past Tuesday put were pushed back because of wet fields.

“I thought we would play better when we came back from Florida, and we haven’t,” Sandefur said. “The big thing is we have to play better, and we will. It starts with tomorrow night’s games (against Searcy).”

The first contest against Jonesboro was a pitcher’s duel with North Little Rock losing 1-0. Senior Preston Oberling threw a two-hitter. In the second game, the Charging Wildcats lost 8-0, and Sandefur said they were just flat.

“(In first game) We left a lot on base, and they did a better job of squeezing guys around than we did,” Sandefur said. “In the second game, we had errors in the infield and outfield. Jonesboro did a great job of doing what it needed to do.”

With three doubleheaders remaining after the Searcy’s contest, Sandefur said the Wildcats understand what is at stake. Basically, they need to play well whether on the road or at home.

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