Four errors costly for McLoud in loss to Meeker
McLOUD — Four McLoud errors led to six unearned runs, enabling Meeker to grind out an 8-6 victory Saturday at the McLoud Tournament.
Three Meeker pitchers combined to limit McLoud to five hits. Caleb Chapman, the starter, surrendered four hits and five runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings. Chapman walked six and whiffed two.
After Ty Gabbert came in for a brief relief stint, Budgie Cameron went the last 1 2/3 innings. Cameron gave up just one hit and one run.
Meeker finished with just four hits with Patterson doubling and scoring three times.
McLoud’s sole extra-base hit was a Collin Gibson double.
McLoud starting hurler Nathan Eaton, who went 3 2/3 innings, was charged with six runs but only two were earned. Eaton was touched for two hits. He struck out two and walked one.