NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County Senior Babe Ruth team recently played two games, dropping them 9-1 and 9-3.
In the first game, Dale Haynes gave a solid performance by going 2-3 with a run scored. Matt Whitehead went 2-4, while Jeffery Hunter (1-2) knocked in a run and walked once.
Ryan Lawrence was saddled with the loss after giving up nine runs in six innings. Only one run was earned, however, as New Madrid committed five errors in the game. Lawrence also had three strikeouts and six walks.
In the second loss, Lawrence performed well by going 2-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Ben Pyles (1-2) also had a double and an RBI, while Trey Sullenger went 1-1 with a two-bagger and a run scored.
The losing pitcher was Matt Whitehead, who gave up nine runs on six hits in six innings. Only one run was earned against him as well after the team issued 10 errors on the field.
Whitehead struck out seven while walking one and hitting two batters.