By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
In most outings, Collin Ware’s effort on the mound would have been good enough for a win.
But not for the Redskins Tuesday against Woodward, Okla.
Ware only gave up four hits and two runs in five innings, but the Redskins struggled against the Boomer pitcher, and the Redskins lost 3-0.
It was Liberal’s second loss of the season to Woodward after an opening-day game ended 7-4 March 16.
A month later, the Redskins have shown signs of improvement. The Redskins had won four of their last six games before the loss to Woodward.
The Boomers scored a run in the bottom of the first but did not cross the plate again until the fifth inning.
Ware was also not helped by his defense. The Redskins committed three errors in the game and both runs scored while Ware was on the mound were unearned.
Ware walked three and struck out three before he was relieved in the sixth by Christian Hernandez. Woodard was able to push one more run across the plate against Hernandez on one hit and three walks.
Jared Hasik broke of the no-hitter for Woodward’s Franky Alvarez with a single. He also had two stolen bases.
Liberal (4-6) will host Colby at 4 p.m. Friday.