Waleska Bats Find Their Groove, Hoots Commit 6 Errors in Loss

by Zak DeBeaussaert

Columbus, GA - The Columbus Chatt-a-Hoots committed six errors and suffered their worst loss of the season 13-3 to the hands of the Waleska Wild Things on Saturday.

The Wild Things scored the first 10 runs of the game, threatening a run-rule ending after the fifth inning. Two runs in the third inning opened the scoring, and then RBI hits from Landon Underhill, Chase Cole and Cole Kosco tallied seven more in the 4th to make it 9-0. The Hoots committed five errors in the process of those runs being scored resulting in most being uneanred against the starter Nick Morgan and the immediate reliever Trey Sanders.

In the 5th Matthew Maurer touched home after an RBI sac fly from Kosco, making it 10-0 and drastically lowering the amount of outs the Hoots had to play with, with a 10-run game and a run-rule on the horizon.

In the 6th the Hoots would finally break through and rallied quite a bit putting six in a row on base with a single, three walks, an error and a hit batsman. With three runs already in and the bases loaded, Britt Netterville flew out to shallow center and Jonathan Manibusan struck out to end the inning and neutralize the threat of a comeback.

Waleska would evetnually get themselves back to a double digit lead with an RBI double from Carter McWilliams in the 7th and two runs being plated in the 9th. The Wild Things raised their team batting average up over .250 with 15 hits as a team in the game. The Hoots despite only amassing four hits left nine on base and fell to put their record back to .500.

Columbus now gets ready for a mid week set with the Atlanta Blues. Monday's game is at Georgia State with Wednesday coming at Golden Park. Tickets available at