Macks Creek took to the road for their third game in three days on Wednesday night for a makeup contest in Humansville. When the dust settled, it was the host Tigers coming away with a 5-3 win over the visiting Pirates.
Macks Creek took the early 1-0 advantage in the first inning, but two runs from Hermitage in the bottom half of the inning saw the lead disappear. Humansville extended its lead to 4-1 by the fourth before the Pirates added another tally in the fifth. Humansville added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth and that proved to be more than enough as Macks Creek only added one more run.
"Our offense has been a little anemic the last few games out," Macks Creek coach Jason Trusty commented. "We're just not putting enough pressure on the other teams while we are at the dish."
Junior Oscar Cortez started and lasted one-plus innings before arm issues forced him out. He allowed three runs, one earned, on two hits to go along with one strikeout and two walks. Freshman Tanner Smith and Hunter Lane worked the rest of the way.
Lane also led the way offensively with two hits and two RBIs.
Macks Creek (4-6) was scheduled to host Climax Springs on Thursday and will play host to Stoutland on Monday at 5 p.m.
Courtesy of the Macks Creek School District