MORGANTOWN, WV- The Greenbrier East Spartans are on a sluggish stretch and have now lost four games in a row since a home win against Oak Hill last week.
This past Saturday, April 1, the Spartans traveled to Morgantown for a double-header against the Musselman Applemen and came up short in both contests.
East lost 12-3 in game one and then lost 15-0 in the nightcap in a fierce win that no doubt played an outcome on some of the balls hit around the park.
Hitting had been the strength for the Spartans so far this season, but this weekend proved to be different. However, there were a couple of positives to build on. Ashton Cochran hit a home run in the first game and Ian Cline laced a 2-run triple, also in the opener.
East led the game 3-1 until the Applemen put up seven runs in the fourth and added four more in the seventh.
In game two, Musselman jumped out to a quick 11-0 lead after just two innings. East had just three hits on the day which were singles from Darris Boswell, Gavin Bennett and Gabe Patton.
East has a chance this week to wipe the slate clean and get back to their typical winning ways with three straight home games. They host Princeton today, Monday, April 3, host the undefeated Alleghany (VA) Mountaineers Tuesday and get Woodrow Wilson Wednesday.
The opportunity for a reset becomes a reality for the Spartans. All they have to do, is just take it.
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