Gerry Steele
The Baker City Herald

It’s a known fact in baseball, you can’t defense free passes.

Baker pitchers continued to find that out Thursday in a 19-3 loss to Ketchican High School at a tournament in Arizona.

Five Baker hurlers issued 21 walks and hit four batters.

“We struggled on the mound again,” said Baker coach Tim Smith.

“Right now our pitchers are having a real tough time finding the strike zone. Hopefully, we can learn from it.”

Smith said Ketchican only outhit the Bulldogs 10-8. But it was the results of those hits that spelled the difference.

“When we got a hit there was usually nobody on base. But when they got a hit it usually scored two or three runs,” Smith said.

Baker (1-3) hosts Nyssa in a nonleague doubleheader Tuesday at the Baker Sports Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

Ketchican 5 0 1 12 1 — 19

Baker 1 1 1 0 0 — 3

Lay, Osborn (1), Smith (3), Shirtcliff (4), Curry (4) and Van Arsdall. LP — Lay.

Baker hits — McCauley, Bennett 2, Smith 2, Van Arsdall, Mastrude, Golar. Baker RBI — McCauley, Smith.

2B — McCauley, Golar.

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