Hinton baseball coach Steve Diediker said it best after his team fell 5-0 at Sergeant Bluff-Luton on Friday:
"We haven't scored in the last two games and you can't win if you don't score," the veteran coach quipped.
SB-L's Jordan Hazel scattered five hits as he held the Blackhawks scoreless and minimized their chances.
"(Hazel) threw okay," Diediker said. "He wasn't overpowering, but he kept us off-balance."
Brady Schindel led off the game with a double and one out later, Adam Struve lined a sharp single right at the SB-L leftfielder - hit too hard for Schindel to come home.
The Blackhawks only got one other runner as far as second base. That came courtesy of an error in the sixth inning.
"We hit the ball on the ground - they just made some pretty decent plays," Diediker said. "We just didn't have a lot of opportunities."
Hinton received a boost from juniors Tyler Stuerman and Struve, who returned after participating at Boys' State at Camp Dodge in Johnston.
Struve finished with two hits and Stuerman added one. Nolan Field had the fifth and final hit for Hinton on the evening.
The Blackhawks struck out just five times after whiffing eight times in five innings against Westwood on Thursday.
"That's still too many," Diediker said.
Hinton (5-6, 3-4) returns to action Monday as it hosts Unity Christian in WEC action.