Several problems have plagued the Indian Land Warriors, now 0-5 so far this season.
The team's pitching is giving up runs in bunches in losses that included scores of 21-5, 16-8 and 10-6 over the past week. It is also struggling in the field, making 20 errors in the past three games.
In their most recent game, the Warriors lost 21-5 to Great Falls as they gave up 18 hits and made eight errors in the game. Sophomore Tyler Watkins got saddled with a loss as Great Falls scored 11 runs in the third inning after putting a six spot on the board in the second.
Watkins gave up 13 runs on 10 hits in just 2 2/3 innings. The only bright spot for Indian Land came in the fifth inning, with a grand slam off the bat of senior Andy Watkins, who went 1-3. Junior Chad Carlton went 2-3 with an RBI.
Sign Up and Save
Get six months of free digital access to The Herald
The Warriors lost a slugfest with Andrew Jackson earlier in the week, falling 16-8. The two teams hung with each other until the sixth inning, when Andrew Jackson scored five runs to finish the Warriors off.
Sawyer got the loss for Indian Land and Watkins went 2-4 with an RBI to lead at the plate. Also driving in runs on hits was sophomore Daniel Thomas and senior Alex Matzeit.
Against McBee, two, four-run innings did in Indian Land. Defensively, they didn't help things as they made seven errors. The Warriors pitching only gave up five hits in the game.
At the plate, Indian Land had 11 hits with Thomas going 3-4 and Sawyer going 2-3. The Warriors left eight men on bases.
• March 20 vs. Lewisville,
• March 25 at Andrew Jackson, 7 p.m.
• March 26 at Buford,