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GREENE – Coming into Thursday's contest against Afton, Greene sat at 7-2 overall record, before suffering a crippling defeat at 17-5.
A trend of earning good at bats was started early when Afton's Greenwood nailed a solo home run in the first inning. Greenwood finished 5-6 with seven RBI's and two runs.
“You cant give free runs to a team like Afton. They were up 4-1 in the third inning, we had two outs, and the bases were loaded and my second basemen drops a routine fly ball,” said Greene head coach Rick Condon. “All three of those girls scored on that fly ball. You take those three runs away, we're out of that inning, then we get two more runs and its a 4-3 game instead.”
That five run inning for Afton in the third inning saw Afton winning over Greene 9-1, a deficit that just continued to grow as the game continued. Condon noted that errors – not many – but sporadic errors seemed to play into their collapse in the game.
“When they (errors) happened they scored and capitalized on those errors,” said Condon. “They’re (Afton) legitimate, they’re one of the teams to beat. But to compete you have to be 100% from start to end, they’ll take advantage of you if you lose focus.”