CUSHING — Veteran Bearkat head coach Craig Fuller knew his team had to put on a strong performance if his Cushing baseball team wanted to stay in the game and have a chance to knock off Lovelady Friday night at home. But mistakes hurt the ‘Kats, as they committed six errors in a 9-1 loss at Bearkat Field in Game 1 of the best-of three Class 2A Region III Bi-District playoff series.

The series shifts to Lovelady for Game 2 and, if necessary, Game 3 on Friday, May 7. The action gets underway at 5 p.m. The survivor of the series will advance to the 2A Region III Area round next week against the winner of the series between West Sabine and Woden, which will conclude on Saturday, May 8, in Pineland.

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