New Bloomfield baseball watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 10-2 loss to St. Elizabeth Tuesday in St. Elizabeth.
The Hornets scored on a double by Caleb Oligschlaeger and a single by Isaac Green in the second inning.
The Wildcats struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing St. Elizabeth, giving up ten runs.
The Hornets scored five runs in the third inning. St. Elizabeth's big inning was driven by singles by Eli Kemna and Olgschlage, by Blake Wobbe and a double by Green.
Kemna was credited with the victory for the Hornets. Kemna surrendered no runs on one hit over two innings, striking out three and walking zero. No. 21 on St. Elizabeth and Trent Bax entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief.
Braden Jackson took the loss for New Bloomfield. The right-hander lasted two innings, allowing three hits and three runs while walking none.
Carter Otto started the game for St. Elizabeth. The hurler went two innings, allowing two runs on two hits, striking out two and walking one.
Gavin Thomas, Andrew Fouch, Dorian Meyer and Wyatt Jordan each collected one hit to lead the Wildcats.
The Hornets tallied nine hits on the day. Green, Olgschlager and Levi Holtmeyer each collected multiple hits for St. Elizabeth. The Hornets were sure-handed and didn't commit a single error. Noah Chipman made the most plays with seven.
New Bloomfield (4-7) will return to the diamond to face Jamestown (5-4) at 5 p.m. Thursday in Jamestown.