H-D falls victim of big inning

Hampton-Dumont second baseman Lukas Smith watches the ball into his glove to make a play in the second inning of the Bulldogs home game against Humboldt. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

HAMPTON – But for one big inning, which has been the Hampton-Dumont baseball team’s downfall thus far this season, the Bulldogs showed their competitive nature against Humboldt on Monday, June 5.

H-D led 1-0 for three innings, but gave up the lead 2-1 in the fourth and then allowed a seven-run sixth to the Wildcats in the eventual 11-3 loss.

“We’ve been able to put together some pretty good stretches,” H-D coach Matt Lokenvitz said. “We haven’t been able to put together a complete game yet. I think the best game we’ve had all year was that first one, against Garrigan, but I like what we did today; I think our fielding was better today until the later half, the sixth-seventh inning, we didn’t walk anybody so that was a positive..."

The full story is available in the June 14 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.