Errors and a lack of hitting did in Imperial Valley College's baseball team Tuesday as the Arabs fell to visiting Grossmont College 9-1.
"I feel bad for Humberto," Arabs coach Dave Drury said of Humberto Cardenas. "He pitched well enough to win."
Cardenas had just one shaky inning, when Grossmont scored four runs. He surrendered just two solid hits that inning, but Grossmont cashed in with a couple of seeing-eye hits, one a bloop double just inside the right field line and the other a light hit down the left field line.
Errors led to a couple more Grossmont runs.
"We certainly didn't help ourselves," Drury conceded.
On one of the miscues, an IVC outfielder turned a single into a two-base error because he misplayed the ball, letting it skip past him.