The Chickasha Junior High baseball team had a shot against Edmond Memorial on Monday before errors became too much to overcome.
Edmond Memorial beat the Fightin' Chicks 10-4 at Elliot Field, but the game was much closer than that for a majority of the contest.
Chickasha gave up three runs in the top of the first inning, but came back with three of its own in the bottom of the fourth.
The game was tied at 3-3 after five innings, but things fell apart for the home team at that point.
Defensive errors and erratic pitches buried the Chicks' chances in the game, as the team gave up seven runs in the top of the sixth inning.
Chickasha was only able to score one more run in the game, resulting in the six-run defeat.
The reason for the loss can be summed up in one statistic: The Chicks had more runs than errors.
Chickasha had the same number of runs as it did hits, with six of each.
Missing some of its regular players, head coach Jarod King borrowed several of the younger players from the varsity team to fill out the roster, making the errors even more surprising.
Hayden Johnson, Walker Powell, Levi Kell and Mario Medina saw game action from the varsity team.
The game wasn't representative of the way the team has played this summer, however. The junior high Chicks had a record of 19-6 going into the game against Edmond Memorial.
Up next for the Fightin' Chicks junior high baseball team is the postseason tournament, which is scheduled to begin June 28 and conclude July 1. The junior high summer season ends with two doubleheaders against Edmond Memorial, at home July 5 and away July 6.