Noles fall behind early to Troopers

HATLEY – A hot-hitting Mooreville club got going early at the plate on Friday night in a 14-3 win over Smithville at the Hatley Tournament.
Mooreville took a quick 7-0 lead after the first, and the Seminoles found themselves playing from behind afterwards.

Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal Smithville's Brady Thompson sends a pitch to the plate on Friday night against Mooreville at the Hatley Tournament.

Melissa Meador/Monroe Journal
Smithville’s Brady Thompson sends a pitch to the plate on Friday night against Mooreville at the Hatley Tournament.

“We didn’t locate tonight, and when we did, we didn’t make the play in the field,” Kerr said. “I don’t know how many errors we had, but if you count mental ones, it’s well over double digits. That’s just not Smithville baseball. That’s something we’re going to correct. We’re still looking for the right pieces.”
Brady Thompson added a run for Smithville in the bottom of the first, leading off with a single and scoring on a Mooreville error.
Neil Knight knocked in a run with an RBI single in the second, while Jacob Hughey added an RBI double in the third.
“Mooreville is a very good team, and the guy that pitched tonight is their No. 1 guy. The good thing is we have a lot of games coming up, so we’ll just get back after it and try to get better,” Kerr said.
Smithville picked up a 3-0 win over Vina on Thursday at the Hatley Tournament and a 9-8 home victory over defending 3A North champion Kossuth on Saturday.