Posted: 11:58 am Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Jupiter leaves five-error loss to Park Vista with a positive 

By Post Staff

Although Jupiter’s 1-0 loss to Park Vista Wednesday night, in which the Warriors committed five errors, set them up for a less than favorable match-up for the first game of the 9-6A district tournament, coach Doug Ferguson chalked it up to a bad day and found a bright spot.

Despite the five errors, the Warriors hung in with Park Vista until the end.

“That’s what we told them after the game,” Jupiter coach Doug Ferguson said. “We made five errors and you were still in the game the whole time. We still had a chance to win it in the last inning. There’s something to be said for that. And what it is, is that we had great pitching. Jamie Cardwell pitched a great game and then we came in with Calvin (Greener) to try and stay in the game and we did. We stayed in the game but we didn’t get any breaks and that’s the way it’s going to be the rest of the year too. This district is wild.”

Cardwell pitched 5 1/3 innings, scattering five hits and walked one, which ended up as Park Vista’s run. Greener came in for the remainder of the game and gave up one hit and walked one.

Because of the loss, Jupiter ended up as the No. 4 seed in 9-6A, which means the Warriors will play No. 5 seed Royal Palm Beach in the first round of the district playoffs. Had they won, they would have finished the No. 2 seed and faced Seminole Ridge in the first round. But most teams in the district have been less than predictable so anything can happen in two weeks when the tournament starts.