da had scored 38 runs during a five-game stretch before the back-to-back tournament losses.
“We had been scoring a lot of runs, and we kind of just pulled off the last two nights for whatever reason,” Jarvis said.
The Cougars need to turn things around quickly. Ada hosted Little Axe on Senior Night Monday at Cougar Field and is back at home at 4:00 p.m. Thursday for a Class 4A Bi-District doubleheader with Bethel.
Ada pitcher Jackson McFarlane gave up an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning before striking out four out of five batters during a stretch over the second and third innings. He finished with six Ks, five walks and hit three and batters.
McFarlane ran into trouble in the bottom of the third.
Aiden Fedarico hit a one-out single to start things off for Newcastle, and nine-hole hitter Jasen Wilson was hit by a pitch. Fedarico would score on a wild pitch to put the Racers ahead 2-0.
Later in the inning, Jacob Bruns cracked an RBI double and Austin Cooper followed with a run-scoring hit that pushed the Newcastle lead to 4-0. Those hits came back-to-back with two outs.
The Racers added their final run in the bottom of the sixth when pinch-hitter Crosby Winchester hit a one-out double and was replaced on the basepaths by Jake Cox, who went to third on a passed ball and scored on Cooper’s second RBI single of the contest.
Ada had several opportunities to score.
The Cougars stranded runners at the corners in both the first and second innings and left the bases loaded in the fourth inning.
Jarrett Ellis and Hunter Conklin both finished 2-for-3 to lead Ada at the plate. Bo Charboneau (1-2) and Christian Maloy (1-4) had the Cougars’ other hits.
Maloy, Ada’s center fielder, robbed Cooper of an extra-base hit when he tracked down a line drive and crashed into the wall while making a highlight-reel catch with two outs in the bottom of the second inning.