PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg High School Boys’ baseball team fell to visiting Willard 5-1 on Saturday.

Pittsburg’s Jhalani Long was responsible for the lone Dragon run on a Willard error in the fifth. The Dragons bats had three hits in the game.

“We have to stop giving up so many free bases.” said Pittsburg High School coach Keith Matlock. “Whether it comes from walks, errors or mental mistakes, and part of that is on me as a coach to instill positive habits. So as a team from the coaching staff to the players we have to improve.”

The wind was a factor in this one, with most of the Dragon faithful wrapped in blankets to stay warm.

Willard opened the first inning with a run, and tacked on two runs in the fifth and sixth to apply pressure to the Dragons.

Pittsburg had five errors on the game, which hurt them as they attempted to rally back.

Willard responded to Long’s run with a Grant Harris two-run RBI single in the sixth to help secure the victory.

The loss dropped Pittsburg to 7-2 on the season.

The Dragons were coming off a three game winning streak, and will look to bounce back in their next game against Saint Thomas Aquinas.

The Saints beat the Dragons in their prior game 11-0 earlier this season.


Pittsburg will take on St. Thomas Aquinas on Monday in Pittsburg.