The Hamburg Lions took a 4-1 loss to Quitman on the road Monday. 

Drake Rice got the only base hit for Hamburg in the first inning, but was left stranded on base. 

An error allowed Quitman to get their first run across the plate in the bottom of the first, but Hamburg was able to hold them to just the one run. 

Three strikeouts made the top of the second move along rather quickly and the Lions took the field. 

Rice walked one batter, but the Lions were able to make it back into bat without allowing any runs.

Quitman scored again in the bottom of the third when a runner was able to make it home on a wild pitch and in the bottom of the fourth with a sacrifice bunt. 

The score remained 3-0 until the top of the sixth when Hamburg was finally able to get a run across the plate. 

Rice hit a double and was knocked around to third by Bruin Barnes before stealing his was around to home. 

Quitman scored again in the bottom of the sixth with a sacrifice fly, making the score 4-1, which turned out to be the final for the game.  

Rice lasted three innings, allowing one hit and two runs while striking out four. He led Hamburg with two hits in three at-bats.

Fisher Grubb pitched the remaining three innings for the Lions and had three strikeouts as well. 

The Lions are coached this year by Mike Lloyd and Devin Cecil. 

They will travel to DeWitt on Thursday to face the Dragons and will play in Star City on Tuesday. 

The Lions will travel to Parkers Chapel on March 12. 

The Lions will not play at home until March 13 when the host the Warren Lumberjacks.

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