Gainesville High School baseball were shut out at home by North Marion 7-0 Thursday night.
Nothing seemed to go right for the Hurricanes in this matchup. A sloppy defense allowed the Colts to score early as three of the first four runs were all scored due to errors from the GHS defense.
Gainesville tried to gain momentum in the bottom of the fourth. There was a runner at first and second with two outs in the inning. As the Purple Hurricane stepped up to the plate, he hit a sharp grounder to the shortstop. He managed to hustle to first base and beat the throw for an infield single. Though the bases were loaded, the Colts first baseman noticed the player on third rounded the base too far. He made a snap throw to third and picked the GHS player off to end the inning.
North Marion scored in the first, second, fifth and sixth innings. Although their offense was hot, they won this game comfortably due to their defense.
Gainesville are now 5-8, giving them the worst record in their district. Their next home game is against the 11-7 Bowdon Red Devils on Monday at 7 p.m. If the Hurricanes hope to turn things around, this game feels like a must-win.