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Knights done in by six errors in 8-5 loss to Vols
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One of the victims of the recent spate of unseasonable weather (i.e., rain and snow) has been the fielders in baseball games.There was no better evidence of that than in Kershaw on Tuesday nights as six North Central errors led to as many unearned runs as the visiting Knights fell to rival Andrew Jackson, 8-5, in a non-region game.The loss was the first in the regular season for Robbie Cash’s squad which went 2-0-1 in the May Plant Credit Union Baseball Bash played in Boonetown last week.“I don’t like to make excuses,” Cash said of his team’s troubles in the field on a cold and rainy night, “but a lot of our errors had to do with our having a lack of field time. With the bad weather, it has been hard for us to get out on the field to practice.“We need to get back outside and work on our fundamentals.”To that end, Cash said, half-jokingly, that he told his players not to bring their bats to Wednesday’s practice since the session would be devoted entirely to fielding.AJ, the second-ranked AA team in the state, scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first to jump to a 2-0 lead. NC cut that in half in the top of the second when J.P. Faulkenberry went deep for a solo home run to left.After the Volunteers tacked on two more runs in the second to go on top, 4-1, the Knights scored one in the third when Broderick Gaither singled, stole second and came in on Grayson King’s RBI single.