Baseball roundup: Litchfield Dragons open the season with a 6-3 loss at Rockford

Litchfield manages 2 hits in the Wright County Conference West Division game against the Rockets

Baseball roundup
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ROCKFORD โ€” The Litchfield baseball team opened the season with a 6-3 loss to Rockford on Thursday night.

The Rockets built a 5-0 lead through four innings on the way to the Wright County Conference West Division victory.

Litchfield managed two hits off two Rockford pitchers. Caden Besemer was 1-for-4 with a run scored and Calvin Jones was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Litchfield next plays Southwest Christian at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Robert G. Fritz Memorial Field in Cologne.

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Rockford 6, Litchfield 3

Litchfield    000   020   1-3   2   6
Rockford      111   210   x-6   7   3

Hitting - Litchfield: Caden Besemer 1-4 r, Calvin Jones 1-3 rbi, Hunter Schultz 0-3 rbi sb, Owen Carlson 0-2 r bb sb, Jack McCann 0-2 r bb โ€ฆ Rockford: Wilson Sanderson 1-4 r-2 sb-3, Aiden Smith 2-4 r sb, Nick Binnebose 2-3 2b hbp, Max Edwards 1-3 rbi, Colton Lundberg 1-1 2b r, Pat Binnebose 0-2 r bb-2 sb, Kevin Shipley 0-2 r bb

Pitching (ip-h-r-er-bb-so) - Litchfield: Besemer (L) 3-1-3-0-3-8, Carlson 2-5-3-3-1-1, Schultz 1-1-0-0-0-2 โ€ฆ Rockford: Smith (W) 5-2-2-2-3-4, Will Haas 2-0-1-1-1-3

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