MARION CENTER — Marion Center committed a season-high nine errors and lost to Homer-Center in a Heritage Conference game that was shortened to five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The Wildcats bolted to an 8-2 lead and then plated seven runs on eight errors, three hits and two walks in the top of the third inning to build a 15-2 lead.
“It was just fundamental mistakes,” Marion Center coach Paul DeHaven said.
Matt Jones doubled and drove in four runs to lead Homer-Center. Ean Lee doubled and drove in three runs, and Andrew Gaydosh singled and drove in two runs.
Matthew Nymick added a pair of hits, including a double, and Bryan Buzi drove in two runs.
Isiah Carr struck out four and walked three in a complete-game win.
Marion Center (1-3) travels to Penns Manor on Thursday. Homer-Center plays host to Ligonier Valley today.