The Harrisburg High School baseball team will limp into the semifinals of the IHSA Class 2A Regional after suffering a 2-1 loss to Carbondale Tuesday on the road.
The Bulldogs, who are hosting their own regional, managed just three hits on the day as they are now 29-4 and will host Hamilton County today (Wednesday) at 4:30 p.m. at Dorris Heights.
The Terriers struck first, plating a run in the second inning, but Harrisburg fought back to tie the game at 1 with a run in the top of the fourth.
Cody Hall (1-for-3) had a base hit up the middle and stole second, before taking third on a wild pitch.
Cooper Thompson then hit into a fielder's choice, forcing Hall at home, but was able to score on Brady Mayer's single, turned error by Carbondale's first baseman that allowed Thompson to score from first.
Carbondale got another run in the fifth inning, staking to a 2-1 lead and held off a late rally by the Bulldogs in the seventh inning.
With two outs, Matthew Phipps reached first base via walk and Justin Younger followed suit with a single past third base. Both runners later advanced to second and third on a passed ball, but the thwart was ended as Nick Davis struck out to end the ballgame.
Ryne Roper got the start, going three innings, but Blake Buchanan (4-2) took the loss, before giving way to Matthew Phipps in the sixth inning.
Joey Weber got the win on the bump for the Terriers. He tossed a three-hitter against Harrisburg, while accouting for two of Carbondale’s four hits on the day.