Trying to turn it around

Coach Phil Price knows anything can happen in baseball.
After a week of losses, he and his team are ready to win again.
‘Lake Orion was a tough game for us,? said Price. ‘Their ace pitcher (Connor Mielock) had control. We competed for two innings and then fell apart.?
The score was tied at zero going into the bottom of the third inning.
The Dragons first hitter ran for the first base but before he could run to second base, catcher Joe Preston seized control of the ball and kept him at first.
The next two hitters for Lake Orion hit doubles and brought two runs in against the Wolves. The momentum grew from there and the game ended at the bottom of the fifth inning. The Wolves lost, 11-0.
Mielock struck out nine Clarkston hitters.
On Friday, the boys lost both of their double header games against Rochester Adams, 9-5 and 5-1.
Adams gained the lead on the top of the third inning, 2-0. They made two more runs by the time Clarkston was up to bat in the fifth inning.
The Wolves tied the score.
‘I am proud of our kids,? said Price. ‘We tied it up.?
Errors accumulated against the Wolves and Adams led for the remainder of the game.
‘We made errors and when you have six errors, you are not going to beat anyone,? said Price. ‘Joel Lange pitched pretty well and kept us in the game.?
During the second game the same problem occurred and they lost.
‘We got overpowered by pitchers,? said Price. ‘When we make one error, we make more. We have to overcome that.?
They lost to Royal Oak on Monday night, 8-6.
This week they faced West Bloomfield on Tuesday.
They host Waterford Kettering on Wednesday and Detroit Country Day on Thursday.
‘Wednesday is a big day for us. We get to see how they compete,? said Price.
The Wolves go into districts next week. They have a bye for the first round on Tuesday. They will face the winner from the Waterford Mott and Pontiac Central game next Saturday at 10 a.m. Clarkston will have home advantage for the playoffs.
‘We have a little bit of time,? said Price. ‘We are ready to make some noise.?
Games against Kettering and Country Day begin at 4 p.m.