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Spartan offense shut out by Indian Hills

Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 10:42 a.m. CDT

The Southwestern baseball team fell to 5-10 for the season with a 13-0 loss to Indian Hills here on Tuesday.

The game was scheduled as a nine-inning game, but ended after seven innings with the 13-0 score.

“We’re just in that funk where we can’t do anything right,” head coach Brian “Bull” Smith said. “I thought we played well for a little bit at times. We just have a hard time manufacturing any kind of runs right now.”

Brett Bray took to the mound for the Spartans and had a shutout going through four innings before a misplayed bloop in the outfield gave Indian Hills new life in the inning.

Indian Hills pounced on the opportunity and broke the game open.

“He was pretty down afterward,” Smith said about Bray. “I told him, I really thought he threw the ball pretty well. He competed, that was the biggest thing. He’s not going to overpower anybody, but he’s got good enough stuff to keep you in the ballgame. I thought he made some quality pitches. We just couldn’t help him out.”

Smith said the Spartans had opportunities with runners on base, but could not advance the runners.

Southwestern travels to Centerville on Thursday to take on Indian Hills in another nine-inning game before traveling to Estherville to take on Iowa Lakes over the weekend.

The Spartans return home on Monday against the Grand View junior varsity team.

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