“Our old enemy, walks and errors, got us early and before we knew it we were down 6-0. It’s hard to come back from that against a tough team like the Braves. We tried to rally in the fourth, scoring our only two runs. In the fifth, Kody Hensley smashed a lead-off triple and we didn’t score him. That’s how our day went.”
Landon Gray started on the hill for the A’s, but left after two innings with a strained arm. The A’s did have a bright spot in former Walker Valley standout Tyler Hogan, who came in and slammed the door on the Braves.
“They got two runs off him late in the game, but Tyler pitched with all heart today and great effort,” said Massingale.
In the fourth, Landon Gray led off with a walk. Then back-to-back RBI doubles by Tyler Hogan and Adam Hunsucker put the only two runs on the board for the A’s.
“We started out flat and just couldnt bounce back. We finish out the season Aug. 5 with a doubleheader. I hope we can recover from this loss and finish out the season on a winning note and take some kind of momentum into the playoffs,” Massingale said.