Hoping to hand the first-place Bear Creek Bruins their first league loss and maintain its hold on third place, the Lodi Flames varsity softball team turned out to be its own worst enemy in a 5-0 loss to the Bruins at the Lodi Softball Complex on Tuesday.
The Flames (11-9, 4-5 San Joaquin Athletic Association) managed just two late hits and were hurt by three crucial errors in the field that led to three runs. In addition, Lodi had a couple of base-running blunders that allowed the Bruins (18-2, 9-0 SJAA) to squelch potential rallies in the third and seventh innings.
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