LOUISBURG -- Louisburg College veteran baseball coach Blake Herring saw plenty of potential from his club last Saturday -- but also some things that needed to be worked on -- as part of a home doubleheader against Rowan College at Gloucester County.
The Hurricanes were nearly flawless in the opening game, earning a 4-3 decision that featured timely hitting, run manufacturing and clutch pitching.
But the finale provided a much different scenario as LC committed four errors and collected just three hits as part of an 8-0 setback to close out the brief series at Frazier Field.
"The most depressing thing to me is how clean of a game we played in the first one, and we flipped in the second (contest) in all phases of the game,'' said Herring, whose team is now 4-5 on the campaign.
Ahead 2-1, Louisburg gained some space in the bottom of the third courtesy of a two-run homer from Drew Camp to straightaway center.
Louisburg, however, was shut out in the second game as Rowan received a strong pitching performance from Nick Yoder.
LC will open its Region X slate with this coming weekend with a four-game road series at long-time rival Spartanburg Methodist College.
Like every other team in the region, the Hurricanes' early-season efforts have been hindered by poor weather.
Louisburg has played nine games to date -- but eight other scheduled events have been rained out.
"I feel good because our bodies are fresh right now,'' Herring said. "That is a positive. Yes, we hoped to have a little more (in-game) experience at this point. But these guys have played enough in their careers to be ready. They know how to play the game.''