Jacob Bradford throws a fastball against Sycamore. CASEY PATRICK

Jacob Bradford throws a fastball against Sycamore.

Jacob Bradford knocked in one of the two runs for Creek Wood and started the game on the mound but left in the second inning after taking a line drive off of his shin in a 12-2 loss to Sycamore.

Sycamore found some holes in the Creek Wood defense and put the ball in play to win thanks to five errors from the Red Hawk defense.

“We can’t let things like this happen,” Creek Wood coach Chris Clapper said. “But when you go three nights in a row it gets exhausting and usually, we play on Monday, Tuesday, and then have the day off on Wednesday to work on a few things and rest but we had to play last night and that makes things tasking. That’s not an excuse but you do have to tip your hat to Sycamore, it seems like everything they hit found holes and did a good job swinging the bats.”

Zach Bone had the other Creek Wood RBI. Kaden Miner and Houston Kilpatrick finished the game on the mound.

Creek Wood offensive leader and centerfielder Will Secker was sick and didn’t travel to Pleasant View for the game.

“It’s not a run-rule difference, but I would put Will Secker up against any centerfielder in the state of Tennessee or Southeast when it comes to playing centerfield,” Clapper said. “There were a couple balls that landed in the outfield that wouldn’t land if he was out there, and when you take him out of the top of our lineup it’s going to be a completely different outcome.”

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