Rosepine grabbed an early lead against district rival DeQuincy, but errors and bad luck piled up against the Eagles.
The Eagles scored three runs in the first inning, but fell 10-5 to DeQuincy Friday afternoon at Rosepine High School.
"I thought there were a couple of plays on defense that we could have made, early, when they got a rally going," Rosepine head coach Jeff Smith said. "I thought we pitched pretty well. The only thing we didn't do well was get up in the count very well. We were sitting at 2-0 and 3-1 a lot. They took advantage of it.
"They did have a little bit of luck on their side. A lot of the time, you create that luck by working hard, and they do."
DeQuincy had its fair share of issues in the first inning, as Rosepine scored two of its three first inning runs on errors.
Leading 3-1, Rosepine third baseman Xavier McCarty singled to score Josh Floyd to make it 4-1.
In the third inning with two outs, DeQuincy scored two runs on a fielding error, then added another on a throwing error to tie it at 4.
The Tigers took the lead in the fourth inning on a fielder's choice, but the Eagles responded with an RBI single from McCarty past the outstretched glove of the first baseman to score Seth Shirley,
DeQuincy scored two runs in the top of the fifth and three runs in the top of sixth to put away Rosepine, as they were unable to get any more runners in scoring position.
"Timely hitting has been kind of tough all year," Smith said. "We are just working and trying to figure it out. There's a lot of new faces and experience out here. It shows at times."
Matt Williams was solid on the mound of Rosepine, giving up eight hits and four earned runs five innings of work.
"He threw well," Smith said. "I think he threw well enough to win if we play more defense behind him in the ball game."
McCarty went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Ty Perrill went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
The loss brings Rosepine to 12-11 on the year and 2-3 in district play, and Smith knows with a play here-or-there, the record could be better.
"This was a team that could have went either way, at this point," Smith said. "We are 12-11, which is around where I thought we could have been. With that being said, there have been a lot of winnable games that we didn't finish. I'm not going to say these guys should have lost 11 games. I think we should have won more."