Rangers suffer one-run setback

From Herald Staff Reports

For the second time in two days, the Forest Park baseball team was knotted with an opponent in the game’s latter stages.

And for the second time, the Rangers saw that tie turn into a loss.

Tecumseh scored one run in the top of the seventh inning Friday night at Ferdinand and the Rangers couldn’t fight back from their first deficit of the evening, falling 5-4 to the Braves.

The Rangers (0-2, 0-1 Pocket Athletic Conference) also suffered a one-run loss in their season opener Thursday to Evansville Mater Dei in a 3-2 setback.

Friday, Forest Park scored all four of its runs in the second inning but saw its lead diminish as Tecumseh plated runs in the third, fifth and sixth innings before taking the lead for good in the seventh.

Trent Bayer started for the Rangers and allowed one run, and Alec Hassfurther entered in relief in the fifth and went 2-for-4 at the plate, while senior classmate Cody Tempel finished 2-for-3. Josh Voegerl also smacked a triple for the Rangers, who will host Pike Central on Monday.

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