HARRODSBURG - Burgin dropped a 3-0 decision to Bethlehem its season opener after giving up three runs in the sixth inning.
Two Burgin pitchers allowed only five hits, and Burgin coach Terry Pitman said four of those hits were bloopers.
Zack Gross pitched five shutout innings before eighth-grader Josh Carey gave Bethlehem its three fifth-inning runs. Gross struck out 12 batters and allowed two hits, four walks and two hit batsmen; Carey allowed three hits and fanned two.
The Bulldogs had five hits of their own and managed only a lone seventh-inning run.
"Being our first game, it was a way to get the rust off," Pitman said.
The game was moved to Anderson-Dean Community Park because fence reconstruction at Burgin's field isn't yet complete.
Gross went 2-for-4 at the plate, while Jordan Darland, Shane Trayner and Daniel Loane had one hit each. Darland scored Burgin's only run, and Trayner was twice hit by pitches.