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Oak Harbor drops 2 in season opener | Babe Ruth

The Oak Harbor Babe Ruth baseball team opened the season by losing a double header at Mount Vernon 3-2, 11-1 Sunday, April 13.

Defensive mistakes cost Oak Harbor all afternoon, according to coach Pete Richter.

Oak Harbor gave up no earned runs in the first game and wiped away a seventh-inning comeback with mistakes in the bottom of the inning to allow Mount Vernon to pull out the win.

"We definitely could have won with a stronger defense," Richter said. "We weren't outmatched that game but gave it away."

In the third inning of the second game, Mount Vernon scored five runs with two outs with the help of two Oak Harbor errors to pull away.

Oak Harbor also struggled offensively in game two, registering only one hit and four base runners.

Oak Harbor plays Ferndale in a double header at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26, in the home opener at Clover Valley Park.

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