“Galena’s a good team,” first-year Reed coach Nick Royle said. “They hit the ball around.”
Galena took an early lead over the Raiders, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first.
Fabian Reza started off on the mound for Reed, pitching 3 2-3 innings. Adam Bolingbroke stepped in for one, and Siera Barton pitched two-thirds of an inning in the sixth.
“Every ball we hit in the air found a glove. Every ball they hit was a hit,” Royle said. “They put balls in play. We just didn’t have it today. Galena’s a better team than we are at this point in the season.”
Reed only got on hit on the day, a double from Casey Yocom.
“They (Galena) had a lot of hits,” Royle said. “They put the ball in play. Our pitchers made some mistakes.”
Reed (9-8) starts a three-game High Desert League series Thursday when it hosts Wooster at 3:30 p.m.
•The Railroaders didn’t fare any better in Tuesday non-league play than their counterparts at Reed. Wooster scored a pair of runs in the first inning and never trailed en route to a 10-1 road win at Sparks.
The host Railroaders were still in the game after four innings, trailing just 3-0. However, it got ugly for the SHS crew from there. Wooster put up two runs in the fifth, three in the sixth and two more in the seventh to blow the game open.
Five Wooster pitchers combined on a three-hitter. They struck out 10 Sparks hitters on the day while walking just two.
Danny Monroe, James Justice and Martin Jordan had the three hits, all singles for Sparks.
Colton Sims had a big day for Wooster offensively. He went 3-for-4 with a triple and drove in two runs.
“We just didn’t play the way we are capable of playing,” Sparks coach Greg Vasko said. “Wooster took advantage of the way we were playing. They (Wooster) hit the ball. They wouldn’t have gotten some of those runs if we hadn’t made the errors. It wasn’t pleasant.
“We’ve got to refocus and concentrate on the things we can control. We can control ground ball practice and little things like that, that help us win.”