By Travis Volz
It was a rough week for the Hornets, as Nashville lost three of four games, including an extra-inning loss at Anna-Jonesboro Friday.
Nashville had chances to win against the Wildcats, but the home team plated a run in the bottom of the eighth to hand the Hornets a 6-5 loss.
Daniel Thorson doubled and scored on Trace Musielak’s RBI single in the top of the first to give Nashville a 1-0 lead. It proved to be a brief edge, as A-J plated three runs in the home half of the first to get on top.
In the second inning, Hayden Heggemeier singled home Ryan Brink to cut into the lead, and the Hornetts scored twice in the third to go back up by a run. But the Wildcats responded with a run of their own in their half of the frame to knot the score at 4-4.
The score would stay right there until the seventh. Cody Bauza singled and came home on Brink’s run scoring double to make it 5-4, but A-J forced extra innings with a run in the seventh and won it with a run in the eighth.
Despite loading the bases in the top of the eighth, the Hornets were unable to push home a run, allowing the Wildcats to claim the win.
The Hornets let another slip away Thursday against Salem when the Wildcats scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth to hand Nashville a 4-3 loss.
Brady Bultman hit a sacrifice fly in the Hornets’ two-run second inning, and Bauza ripped a home run in the fourth to make it 3-1.
Salem came back with a run in the home half of the fourth and scored the go-ahead runs in the sixth to knock off Nashville.
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Nashville centerfielder Hayden Heggemeier tries to track down a ball on the warning track.