The Banks County baseball team fell to 0-4 on the season after dropping three straight road games at Commerce, Rabun County and Lumpkin County.
On Tuesday (Feb. 25), the Leopards fell to Commerce 12-2 in five innings.
Commerce took a two-run lead in the first inning after capitalizing on a Leopard error. Commerce pitcher Cal Garner then retired the side in the top of the second and third, before the Leopards were finally able to get on the board.
In the top of the fourth inning, Hunter Caudelle batted in a run on a ground out to shortstop, to cut the Tigers’ lead to 9-1.
The Leopards scored again in the top of the fifth, when Walker Rogers batted in a run on a double to center field.
Commerce scored three more runs in the bottom of the fifth as the game was called for the mercy rule at 12-2.
Rogers was one-for-three at bat with a double and an RBI. Caudelle tallied an RBI.
Taylor Boisclair pitched two innings, gave up 10 hits and struck out three batters. Jacob Bulloch closed for the Leopards, allowing two hits and fanning four batters.
On Thursday, the Leopards fell to Rabun County 10-4. And on Monday, Banks County was shutout at Lumpkin County, 5-0.
The Leopards will host Commerce in a rematch on Friday, before heading into Region 7-AAA play against White County next Monday.