The Shepherds hosted the Solana Beach Redbirds on Wednesday. It was a hard fought game which ultimately ended after eight innings due to darkness.
Moments that mattered
6 Errors committed in total.
Both the Shepherds and Redbirds did not play their cleanest games on Wednesday. The Shepherds only committed two errors, but their pitching handed out many walks and hit by pitches which they could not overcome. Solana Beach committed 4 errors of their own. While they certainly were not the cleanest on defense, they were able to escape scenarios with runners on base and came through offensively when it mattered.
Shepherds pitching falters.
The pitching for the Shepherds did not pitch their best game as they offered a large amount of walks and hit by pitches. This was truly their main issue, as they only gave up a total of 8 hits. While, that us a decently large number, many of the runs were because of the errors, walks and hit by pitches. Pitching Coach Isaac Friesen said he hopes to help the pitchers control the strike zone on a more consistent basis.
Tomorrow, June 5, the Shepherds host a double header. The games will be at 1:00 and 4:30.