CANBY — After dropping its first three games of the season, the Canby baseball team looked to bounce back to close out a four-game homestand on Friday. But their opponent Central Minnesota Christian had other ideas and used a strong offensive outing to earn a 15-0 victory in five innings.
The Bluejays got out to a blazing start to the game, putting up seven runs in the first inning. Despite having multiple runners on base in multiple innings, the Lancers couldn’t capitalize off of it. The Bluejays scored a run in every inning of the game and Canby head coach Nick Kockelman assessed his team’s performance in the game.
“We’re young so it’s a lot a little things that we’re still trying to learn to pick up,” Kockelman said. “So as long we keep improving, by the end of the year we’ll be playing better baseball.”
Kockelman also elaborated on where he wanted to see his team improve the most.
“Too many free bases, errors and walks is a good start for us,” Kockelman added. “Free bases on defense is something we really gotta focus on moving forward.”
For the Lancers, pitcher Evan Engesmoe, third baseman Brady Hulzebos and catcher Liam MacArthur all had a hit in the game.
Canby Lancers (0-4) will travel next to face Dawson-Boyd on Tuesday at 4:30 pm
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Hitting: Canby (Engesmoe 1-1; Hulzebos 1-1; MacArthur 1-1).
Pitching (IP-R-ER-H-BB-SO): Canby (Engesmoe 2.1-12-12-14-2-1).
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