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Updated: 03/06/2014 08:00:06AM

Mistakes mount in Bulldog loss

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ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

Starting pitcher Casey Ritenburg warms up in the DeSoto County bullpen before the Feb. 28 game against Lake Placid.

ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com

DeSoto County senior and team leader Brad Roberts makes a sliding diving catch in an earlier game this season. Roberts was hit in the eye with a pitched ball and will be out of the Bulldog lineup for an unknown time.

by Steve Knapp

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It is a well known fact that if you can hit a baseball, the manager will find a spot in the lineup for you. Those with the “good field/no hit” tag will likely replace the big hitter late in the game. But what happens when a player has a label put on him that says “no field/no hit?”

The DeSoto County baseball team wore that label during its 7-4 extra-innings loss to Lake Placid Feb. 28. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, but wore the collar for the next eight innings.

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