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Cubs can’t overcome deficits in home losses

Posted 7/14/15 (Tue)

Cubs can’t overcome deficits in home losses

By Jody Michael
Garrison jumped on Crosby out of the gate and scored nine times in the first inning as the Cubs were unable to mount a comeback, falling 15-3 on Monday afternoon.
The Titans jumped on the board in the first when they capitalized on nine hits, a walk and a dropped third strike to make it 9-0.
Christopher Johnson and Aidan Eriksmoen got the Cubs going in the bottom half of the inning when Johnson led off with a walk and Eriksmoen singled to set up runners at the corners with one out. However, Crosby was unable to take advantage, as Garrison forced out Johnson at home and got an inning ending groundout to get out of the jam.
After Garrison jumped ahead by 15 in the fifth, the Cubs answered back and got an RBI double from Eriksmoen to plate two and an RBI single from Jaden Holm, cutting the deficit to 12. Eriksmoen went 2-for-3 on the afternoon. 
Crosby drops 24-10 slugfest
Crosby and Hazen combined for 34 runs in an offensive slugfest Thursday afternoon at Vournas Field as the Astros came out on top, 24-10.
Keaton and Joran Oien each led Crosby with two hits and three RBIs. Isaac Ellingson also finished with two hits.
The Astros jumped on the board right away in the top of the first inning and took a 2-0 lead. The Cubs got on the board in the first inning thanks to a Keaton Oien double that scored Ellingson before Hazen put up 10 runs in the second inning to take a 12-1 lead.
Keaton Oien singled home Grant Kocher and Anthony Johnson in the bottom of the second inning, and Bradon Peterson and Joran Oien batted in Ellingson and Keaton Oien to get some runs back for the Cubs and narrow the Hazen advantage to 12-5.
The Astros added four runs in the third before putting up five in the fourth and three in the fifth to extend their lead to 24-5. Tyler Harward and Peterson walked with the bases loaded to score Ellingson and Dylan Rose, and Joran Oien doubled in Keaton Oien and Harward before scoring as Kocher reached on an error to narrow the Astro lead to 24-10.
Ellingson suffered the loss on the mound.
Burlington overpowers Cubs
Burlington captured both games of a July 8 doubleheader with Crosby, winning 17-1 and 20-4.
In the first game, Burlington broke open a two-run game with seven runs in the top of the third inning to take a 9-0 lead.
Crosby scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth. Aided by a hit-by-pitch and double to start the inning, Joran Oien scored Harward on an infield single.
The Cubs had 11 baserunners and left the bases loaded in both the fourth and fifth innings.
Harward took the loss, allowing nine runs on four hits with one strikeout and five walks in two-plus innings. Peterson threw 2 2-3 innings, giving up eight runs on five hits. Evan Eriksmoen came in for the final out.
In the nightcap of the evening twinbill, Burlington erupted for six runs in the fourth inning en route to a 20-4 final.
Jaime Boen took the pitching loss.
Joran Oien, Holm and Ellingson batted in Harward, Peterson, Rose and Oien for the Cubs in the second inning.
Monday
Garrison 15, Crosby 3
Garrison    9 3 0 3 0    --    15    13    1
Crosby    0 0 0 0 3    --    3    4    2
Battery: Isaac Ellingson, Aidan Eriksmoen (2), Alex Bailey (5) and Grant Kocher.
Thursday
Hazen 24, Crosby 10
Hazen    2 10 4 5 3    --    24    19    2
Crosby    1 4 0 0 5    --    10    7    11
Battery: Isaac Ellingson and Dylan Rose.
July 8
Burlington 17, Crosby 1
Burlington    1 1 7 1 7    --    17    8    2
Crosby    0 0 0 1 0    --    1    5    7
Battery: Tyler Harward, Bradon Peterson (3), Evan Eriksmoen (5) and Dylan Rose.
Burlington 20, Crosby 4
Crosby    0 4 0 0 0    --    4    3    6
Burlington    4 5 5 6 X    --    20    15    2
Battery: Jaime Boen and Isaac Ellingson.