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Waynesburg runs Charleroi's losing streak to four games

| Thursday, April 28, 2011

After Wednesday's 11-0 six-inning loss to Waynesburg in a Class AA Section 2 contest, the Charleroi Cougars saw their losing streak hit four games.

However, the Cougars won't have much time to dwell on what has been going wrong, as they have five games in a five-day stretch.

Charleroi (3-4, 2-3) travels to Fort Cherry Friday, plays at Southmoreland Saturday, meets Southmoreland again at home on Monday and has a doubleheader with Washing-ton scheduled for Tuesday.

"We're going to be behind the eight ball with pitching, but that's what happens when it rains every day," said Charleroi coach Brian Corrin.

"Today's game doesn't bother me so much because Waynesburg has a good team and I don't know if anybody is going to beat them. But we have some games coming up we are going to have to win."

Yesterday at Vets Field, Corrin sent out two freshmen hurlers, Evan Anderson and Zack Nadrozny, against the Raiders (5-1, 4-0).

And while the youngsters only gave up five hits in 4 1/3 innings, they combined to walk 10 batters and hit two others.

It also didn't help that all five Waynesburg hits were doubles and three of them drove home eight runs.

"I thought they did a decent job, but the walks will kill you," said Corrin. "And unfortunately when we walked kids, they came up with big hits to bring them in."

In the first inning, Waynesburg's Alex Swager smacked a two-out double to drive home two runs to make it 2-0.

In the third inning, the Raiders sent 11 batters to the plate and collected just two hits, but both were three-run doubles in a seven-run inning that blew the game open at 9-0.

All the runs came with two outs as Richard Kalsey hit a bases-loaded double and teammate Derek Lohr did the same thing later in the inning.

For the game, Waynesburg collected seven hits with Steve McCaw getting a single and double.

Charleroi, meanwhile, had just two hits against Waynesburg hurlers Lohr and Joe Monica, who combined to strike out eight and walk one.

Martin Matyas led off the second by grounding a single inside the bad at first base and was immediately doubled up on a grounder by teammate Brooks Watkins.

In the fifth, Matt Carcella reached on an infield single after two outs.

"Their pitchers certainly threw strikes and they did so on a muddy field, which was impressive," Corrin said.

"I actually thought the game should have been stopped a lot earlier because of the field conditions."

GAME NOTES: The Cougars were limited to two batters over the minimum in the six-inning contest by Lohr and Monica ... Charleroi's freshman catcher Gunner Riley failed to get a hit in a game for the first time this season ... The game was delayed twice by rain.

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