Errors spell doom for Trinity Lutheran in 2-1 loss to Hauser

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Trinity Lutheran arrived off the bus and watched the final moments of Hauser’s game against Edinburgh.

They saw the Jets put up 14 runs in the game.

The Cougars made sure the repeat performance by the Jets never occurred.

It worked as Trinity Lutheran outhit Hauser five to four, but it was the miscues in the field that turned out to be the difference as they fell to Hauser 2-1.

The hits were hard to come by most of the game, but the Jets took advantage of the miscues whenever they Cougars made them.

They committed four errors in the game.

The Cougars fall to 2-3 on the season.

“We kind of gave it away there and we had miscues at inopportune times and (Hauser) capitalized on it,” Trinity coach Matt VonDielingen said. “We hit the ball really well, but a lot of times we hit it right at people.”

The Jets and the Cougars were supposed to be playing a doubleheader Saturday, but with Thursday’s Edinburgh and Hauser game being postponed, it was played Saturday.

Thus, the Jets and Cougars played one game.

Trinity struck first on the scoreboard as Jacob Moore smacked a double deep to center field that hit the fence.

He later scored on an error by Hauser to go ahead 1-0.

Sam Crick started the game on the mound for the Cougars. He was great at the start as he struck out four batters in two innings, but had to be relieved in the third inning.

Crick did stay in the game at first base.

Moore came on in relief to finish out the game.

Moore pitched well in the beginning, but found himself in a jam in the fourth inning. Jacob Luken led off with a double for Hauser. Cameron Hartog singled, and then Luken scored on an Evan Shaw single. Hartog tried to go home, as well, but a great play by catcher Jacob VonDielingen kept the run from scoring and keep the game at 1-1.

A couple of errors allowed Shaw to eventually score the game winning run.

“Edinburgh beats us 8-2 in our first game, (Hauser) beat Edinburgh 14-1 right before we got here, and we lose 2-1. So I say we are making steps in the right direction,” coach VonDielingen said. “We still have a lot more work to do.”

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James Pence is a sports correspondent for The Republic.