The Cleburne Yellow Jackets fell to 1-2 in District 16-4A play after a 1-0 loss to Ennis at home on Friday night.

The Jackets struggled on offense, managing just two hits in the shutout loss.

Scotty Diduch gave up the lone run in the top of the seventh inning, and allowed five hits in the defeat, but head coach Ross Taylor said the loss was a culmination of a lot of little things gone wrong.

“I’m still trying to figure out what happened,” Taylor said. “They beat us with the bottom of their order. I mean, you look at our age, we had every chance to win that game, but we didn’t do any thing to win that game.

“We’ve got to understand that we’ve got to do something to win. We can’t wait for an error, we can’t wait for a walk.”

Cleburne was coming off a 4-1 road win over Midlothian on Wednesday night in which Ty Taylor struck out 14 batters.

Taylor said his team didn’t play with the same intensity it had during the earlier win.

“We were feeling pretty good,” Taylor said. “We had just beaten a ranked team on Wednesday night, so you ought to be in there playing with some confidence. Instead, it was kind of ho-hum.

“We started off getting two guys picked off and that killed our momentum. Diduch threw well enough to win, he just made two mistakes late, but other than that he had a good game.”

Taylor and Connor Martyniuk each had singles, Cleburne’s only base hits on the night.

“It wasn’t like the wheels fell off,” Taylor said. “It was just a ho-hum kind of attitude.”

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