The Southwood Knights led late, but were unable to sustain the lead as the Eastern Comets hit a walk off sacrifice fly to win the game in the bottom of the 7th inning 5-4.
The Knights had a big 5th inning when they scored 4 runs on 4 hits and also drew 2 walks and a hit batsman in the inning. The Knights ended the day offensively with 9 hits, but left 10 men stranded, and came up short.
Offensively for the Knights, Mason Yentes and Carson Rich both had two base hits and a stolen base each. Also with hits for the Knights were Logan Barley, Gabe Lloyd, Tristin Hayslett, Clayton Wells, and Payton Deeter.
Carson Rich had another good outing on the mound going 6 strong innings and allowing only 3 runs (all earned). Carson struck out 7 and walked one while scattering 7 hits. Alex Farr then came in for his first varsity action of the season and took the hard knock loss. Alex surrendered a walk and two hits to allow the 2 run seventh for the Comets.
The Knights will try to bounce back when they play the highly touted Panthers of Western tomorrow at 6 pm. at Kokomo Municipal Stadium.