Photo provided by Aaron Kennedy 
Aaron Cox slides in under the tag. Cox led the Mounties going 2-for-3 at the plate.
Photo provided by Aaron Kennedy
Aaron Cox slides in under the tag. Cox led the Mounties going 2-for-3 at the plate.

FRANKFORT – Two days after being held scoreless by the Hot Dogs, the Southmont Mounties lost the second game of the Sagamore Athletic Conference baseball series 8-2 at Frankfort Thursday.

“We got outhustled and outplayed,” Southmont coach Jamie Welliever said. “We are not making enough plays on defense, and we are not scoring enough runs.”

Frankfort scored the first two runs of the game on a double to center field by Daniel Santos in the bottom of the second inning. The Hot Dogs scored on an error and an RBI single by Jarrod Smith to make it a 4-0 lead before the Mounties could get off the field.

Dylan Shelley reached on a single in the fourth inning, stole second, reached third on a passed ball and scored on an error before Jordan Campbell hit an RBI triple down the third-base line in the fourth inning. Campbell then scored on a sacrifice fly by Isac Chavez to push the Hot Dogs’ lead to 7-0.

Southmont got on the scoreboard for the first time in this week’s series when senior Aaron Cox singled, advanced to second when Cole Roach drew a walk and moved to third on the next batter before scoring on an error in the top of the fifth inning. Roach then scored the Mounties only other run of the night on a passed ball.

Campbell gave the Hot Dogs their final run with an RBI double to center field in the sixth inning, and the Mounties were only able to put one runner aboard in the final two innings.

Smith got the complete-game win for Frankfort, striking out nine and walking three while allowing no earned runs and four hits.

“He has good stuff,” Welliever said of Frankfort’s senior hurler. “I knew we probably wouldn’t score a lot of runs. I thought we could have a low scoring game with him, but we didn’t make enough plays at a couple positions. We are going to have to fix that, or it is going to be the same old story.”

Boone Welliever was saddled with the loss for Southmont after striking out three, walking one and allowing two earned runs and two hits in two innings of starter’s work.

The Mounties (8-5, 4-4 SAC) take on Turkey Run at home starting at 5 p.m. today.

“We haven’t put it together. We’ve had a rough week so far,” coach Welliever said. “I want to see more hustle and more of a get-after-it attitude. We will see if they respond.”