LANSING | T.F. South senior Alex Schell and his baseball teammates couldn't hide their frustration after Monday's 4-2 South Suburban Blue Conference loss to Tinley Park.
All four of Tinley Park's runs were unearned.
"It stings," Schell saidt. "This loss is a little rough, especially the way we lost. It should have been 2-0 in favor of us."
Physical and mental errors hurt the Rebels (4-6, 1-3) as they also ran themselves out of a few potential big innings.
"They game came down to two plays and a couple of errors were the difference," T.F. South coach Matt Tiffy said. "We gave them extra chances and Tinley Park is a good team (which) took advantage of the mistakes.
"We had mental errors on the base paths and we had physical errors that cost us."
Tinley Park (8-2, 4-0) took a 4-2 lead in the sixth when a hit batsman, an error and a walk loaded the bases. Connor Ceglarz singled in two runs.
The Titans got on the board in the first inning when Alex Neylon reached on a two-out error and Josh Simon followed with a home run to left field.
The Rebels had chances in the first three innings, but a double play and baserunning mistakes in each of the second and third innings ended any chance of tying the game.
South tied it in the fourth when Brian Seymour reached on an error and Schell homered to left to tie the game.
"We were not doing a lot, so I was just trying to make something happen," Schell said. "I got a good pitch and jut drove it."