The Burgin Bulldogs (0-1) held a 4-0 lead after two and a half innings Monday night, but were unable to hold off the surging Spartans of Sayre (1-0) who scored 10 runs in the last three innings of the game getting the win, 10-4.
It looked like nothing would slow the Bulldogs offense down early in the game scoring two runs in the opening inning followed by two more in the second.
Burgin’s offense was held in check for the remainder of the game, however, being held scoreless by the Spartans in the final four innings.
Starting pitcher Jared Robbins looked dominant early on shutting Sayre’s offense down in the first two innings. But, just like the Bulldogs offense, things fell apart after the second inning. Robbins allowed three runs in the third inning followed by three more runs in the fourth as the Spartans took the lead, 6-4 going into the fifth inning.
“A few walks and a couple of errors in the field really hurt us in the third and fourth innings,” said Burgin head coach Greg Harlow.
Relief pitcher Mason Myers took over the mound in the bottom of the fifth inning and gave up four runs before the game was called due to darkness after the top of the sixth inning giving the Spartans the win on opening day, 10-4.