Leave a piece of iron in the rain for five days and it likely will get rusty.
Rain had forced Stow-Munroe Falls baseball to not play for five days — and the Bulldogs looked pretty rusty.
Playing Wadsworth at home April 3, Stow gave up eight walks, four hits batsmen and committed four errors. The result was an 11-6 win for for the Grizzlies.
Stow dropped to 1-2, 1-1 in the Suburban League National Conference.
Neither team was sharp, but the Bulldogs committed to- many miscues to overcome.
Things started well for Stow. The bottom of the first inning saw Stow's Thomas McLaughlin and pitcher Jordan Jolly lead off with back-to-back singles, followed by a fielder's choice by Eric Schilling to put men on the corners.
McLaughlin would score on an error and Schilling scored on a fielder's choice by Max Stillisano to make it 2-0.
However, Wadsworth took the lead in the second without getting a hit.
Jolly issued two walks and a hit batsman before Wadsworth right fielder Alex Scarrow drew a bases-loaded walk. Another run scored on a throwing error and two more scored on a two-base error off the bat of second baseman Austen Manix to make it 4-2.
Wadsworth made it 5-2 in the top of the third inning with an RBI single from center fielder A.J. Robinson, but Stow would try to get back in it.
In the bottom of the third, Schilling drew a lead-off walk and right fielder Matt Conger singled. Stillisano then cleared the bases with a triple to right-center, making it 5-4 after three.
However, Wadsworth came right back in the top of the fourth, as a walk, a single, a stolen base and a wild pitch allowed Grizzlies designated hitter Nick Landolph to score.
Jolly (0-1) was relieved after he allowed his fifth walk in 3.1 innings of work. Scarrow would later score on a ground out to make it 7-4.
Stow tried to rally again in the bottom of the fifth. Schilling reached on an error and Brett Rhodes walked.
With two outs, pinch hitter Grffin Mohney came through with a two-run single to cut it to 7-6.
Stow roughed up Wadsworth starter Austin Webb for six runs (two earned) in five innings of of work.
However, Wadsworth would get two runs each in the sixth and seventh inning.
Meanwhile, Grizzly freshman Trey Shaffer pitched two perfect innings to pick up the save.
Stow looks to get back in sync when it hosts Nordonia April 4 at 4:30 p.m.