It was a rough couple of games in different ways for the Flora Wolves baseball team on Saturday in Perry County. They dropped the opening game of the DuQuoin Tournament to Carbondale on a walk off base hit before taking a 10-run rule defeat to finish the day. The Wolves got single tallies in the first, second and fourth innings for a 3-0 lead against the Terriers but weren't able to hold the lead in the seventh. Jeffrey Gaither drew a walk with one out in the first inning. After stealing second, he went to third when Trevor Nicholson reached on a dropped third strike. Dalton Young reached on an error by Carbondale's short stop and Gaither came home with Nicholson going to third. But the Wolves weren't able to put more runs on the board as the inning ended with a strikeout. The Wolves' top two pitchers were out for the day due to the new IHSA pitch count rules. Mason Armstrong started for the Wolves in the first game. It looked as though he was going to cruise through the first inning as he got the first two batters out. But back-to-back singles gave Carbondale two on. Armstrong was able to avoid any trouble when he got out of the inning on a ground out to Gaither at short. Dawson Boose led off the second inning by reaching on an error. Nick Schafer and Chris Scott each reached on fielder's choices for the first two outs of the inning. Scott stole second with Winka at bat. The senior doubled to center and Scott came home for a 2-0 lead. The bottom of the lineup set up another run for the Wolves in the fourth inning. Schafer was hit by a pitch and went to second on a ground out by Scott. Winka went to the opposite field with a base hit and Schafer came home to make it a 3-0 lead for the Wolves. It remained a 3-0 lead until the fifth inning. Carbondale got on the board with a hit batsman that turned into a run on a base hit to Schafer in left field. Armstrong made to the sixth inning. With two on and two outs in the inning, Armstrong was replaced by Winka. Winka gave up a base hit to the first batter he faced to load the bases. Winka was able to get out of the inning unscathed as he got a pop out to Nicholson at first for the third out and preserve the Wolves' two-run lead. It looked like the Wolves were going to hold on to the lead in the seventh inning. Schafer came on for the save and retired the first two batters with a strikeout and a fly out. But a walk and and base hit to center kept the Terriers alive and down by just a run. With a runner on first, a passed ball and a base hit tied the game. Another base hit put the possible winning run at second base with two outs. A walk loaded the bases and the winning run came home on a ground ball to center for a 4-3 win for Carbondale. Carbondale 4, Flora 3 Batting AB R H Winka 4 0 2 Gaither 3 1 1 Nicholson 3 0 0 Carder 4 0 0 Young 3 0 2 Armstrong 3 0 0 Boose 3 0 0 Schafer 2 1 0 Scott 3 1 0 TOTALS 2 8 3 5 Pitching W/L IP H R K BB Armstrong 5.2 5 1 3 4 Winka .1 1 0 0 0 Schafer L .2 4 3 1 2 Six runs in the first three innings was all that the DuQuoin Indians needed on their way to a 15-3 win over the Wolves to wrap up their tournament. After taking the loss in the first game, Schafer got the start for the Wolves in the second game. After a double and a walk to start the game, Schafer was able to two outs on a pop up to Gaither and an infield fly out. A two out hit to center brought home the first run of the game for DuQuoin. The Wolves got a lead off single by Landon Carder but weren't able to get a runner passed second base. Gaither flew out to center and Nicholson grounded into a fielder's choice that forced Carder out at second. Dalton Young grounded out to the short stop to end the inning. DuQuoin put five runs on the board in the third inning by using the long ball. Three solo home runs hit by the Indians was too much for Coach Brian Tackitt and he went to Landon Carder on the mound. Carder came in and walked the first batter he faced. After a strike out, Carder gave up a walk and a two-run, two-out single gave DuQuoin a 6-0 lead. DuQuoin tacked on four more runs in the fourth inning. They got a single, two doubles and a triple. The Wolves were able to get on the board for the first time in the bottom of the fourth. Young started the inning with an infield single. Alex Wiles came in to pinch hit for Armstrong and grounded into a fielder's choice that got Young forced out at second. With two outs in the inning, Schafer drew a walk. Trenton Brown doubled passed the first baseman to score both runners. Drew Woodrow followed with a base hit to center. Brown showed that he had recovered from a knee injury suffered during basketball as he raced home from second to cut DuQuoin's lead down to 10-3. DuQuoin's scored five runs in the top of the fifth but the Wolves weren't able to put anymore runs on the board as the Indians got a 12 run win. DuQuoin 15, Flora 3 Batting AB R H Carder 3 0 2 Gaither 3 0 0 Nicholson 2 0 0 Stanford 1 0 0 Young 2 0 1 Hungate 0 0 0 Armstrong 1 0 0 Wiles 1 1 0 Hildbrand 1 0 0 Boose 1 0 0 Phillips 2 0 0 Schafer 0 1 0 Brown 1 1 1 Woodrow 2 0 1 TOTALS 20 3 5 Pitching W/L IP H R K B Schafer L 2.1 5 4 1 1 Carder 1 5 6 1 3 Scott .2 1 4 1 1 Brown 1 2 1 1 2