Greenwood baseball coach Randy Gardner can’t put his finger on the Bulldogs’ power outage this season. Through 13 games, the Bulldogs have yet to hit a home run and the team’s offense is scoring half the runs per game than it did last season.
"We’ve had some underperformances from some of our better players and we’ve had to play some other players that weren’t ready, and that’s not a good combination," Gardner said. "We’re accustomed to scoring a lot of runs."
Prior to this season, Greenwood had averaged 8.7 runs per game in Gardner’s first five seasons as the coach. This season Greenwood is averaging 4.3 runs per game.
Greenwood (8-5, 2-2) squeezed out a 2-1 win against Southside last Tuesday, despite getting just two hits.
"Our pitching has been really good and our defense has been really good," Gardner said. "It’s good to be in the game, regardless of whether or not you’re scoring. It bit us when we played Parkview, because they were in the game because we couldn’t score any runs."