The Bearcats’ season came to an end at Parkwood with a 4-3 loss in the first round of the conference tournament.
“We were down 3-0 until the sixth inning,” Coach Mike Currie said. The Bearcats rallied with three runs in the top of the sixth inning and held Parkwood scoreless until the bottom of the seventh inning, when the Pirates were able to get over the top.
“We pitched and played well,” Currie said. “We really did.”
The loss ended a season that was full of tough breaks for the Bearcats. A 6-15 regular season record, 5-10 in the conference, looked worse than the reality. Anson lost eight games by one run by Currie’s recollection.
He did see improvement over the course of the season. “We started playing better [offensively],” he said. Early in the season, the team struggled to generate runs and that early skid hurt the Bearcats when the team’s record, which was more even later in the season.