HART — Defensive miscues plagued Hart throughout Thursday’s doubleheader loss to Whitehall, ending West Michigan Conference play. The Pirates lost 10-4 and 4-1.
Hart committed 10 errors in the doubleheader, six in game one and four in the nightcap, handing extra outs to an already strong Whitehall squad.
The Pirates hung in early in game one, trailing 4-2 going into the fifth inning, but Whitehall ripped off six runs in the last three frames. Skylar Smith and Myryssa Hopkins each had two hits in defeat.
Game two was a strong pitching effort by Finley Kistler and Gabby Quijas, who combined to give up just one earned run and five hits. However, three unearned runs were the difference in the game. Morgan Marvin got two hits to pace the Hart bats.
Whitehall 16-7, Hart 0-0
HART — Hart lost its regular-season finale against Whitehall last Tuesday by scores of 16-0 and 7-0.
The first game lasted four innings due to the mercy rule. Whitehall scored 11 times in the fourth inning to secure the win. The Pirates were unable to manage a hit against three Whitehall pitchers.
In game two, the Pirates kept the game scoreless in the first inning, but the Vikings scored in four straight frames after that. Kody Charron had two hits for Hart and pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings of relief. The Pirates only allowed two hits, but several walks and five Hart errors helped Whitehall score throughout the game.