Three games into his tenure as baseball coach at George Rogers Clark High School, Matt Ginter is still looking for his first win.
Despite scoring a season-high three runs, the Cardinals came up short in a 4-3 loss to Woodford County Tuesday at Cardinal Field.
Ginter, a former Major League pitcher and standout at the school, is in his first season at Clark.
The Cardinals (0-3) collected seven hits and committed just one error against the Yellowjackets, who raced out to a 3-0 lead, before Clark scored twice in the bottom of the fourth inning to draw closer to the guests.
Clark got a solid effort at the plate from Brent Stoneking, Dustin Bonner and Pokey Harris. The three players collected two hits apiece, with Stoneking lacing a double.
Logan McQuerry and Jordan Williams each had one hit for the hosts.
McQuerry drove in a pair of runs, while Williams and Stoneking each recorded an RBI.
Clark pitcher Derek McKenzie went the distance. McKenzie, a right-hander, scattered 11 hits and gave up four runs, all of which were earned.
McKenzie collected a pair of strikeouts and walked just two batters in seven innings.
Harris, a senior, scored two of Clark’s runs in the contest.
Clark left seven runners on base, while Woodford County stranded nine.
Clark tacked on a run in the seventh inning for the final margin.
In the junior varsity game, Clark dropped a 5-1 loss to the Yellowjackets.
Clark scored its only run in the second inning and finished with six hits.
Taylor Evans, Mason Hisle, Luke Sharrock, Zack Roe, Skylar True and Malik Warner each had a hit for the Cards.
Mason Hatton went the first three innings, fanned five batters and walked two, while Zack Roe whiffed four hitters and issued just one walk.