Carson sent 12 hitters to the plate in the first inning and scored seven runs. The Senators got some help. Of those 12, only four reached by a hit. Reed committed an error, issued three walks and hit a CHS batter to help their hosts’ cause.
“We just didn’t make plays,” Reed coach Ray Charles said. “When you don’t play good defense, it’s hard to come back. They hit the ball well.”
Reed did score first, pushing across a run in the top of the first inning. Spencer Jones drove in the early run with an RBI single.
Trailing 13-1, Reed (8-15, 3-11) added its last two runs in the top of inning five, thanks in large part to getting four walks in the frame.