The Bear River Junior Astros committed 12 errors in the field along with striking out 12 times at the plate in their season opening 13-3 loss on Monday to the Auburn Orioles in Auburn.
Josiah Cregar, finished 2-2 with an RBI, Dean Hopper 1 for 2 with 2 RBI, Nate Van Patten 1 for 3 and Aaron Sassville 1 for 2 led the Bear River at the plate in the loss.
The Orioles were sparked by Josh Marcione and Johnny Callahan, who teamed up for eight hits and eight RBIs.
Auburn stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the first, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Johnny and an RBI triple by Josh M.
The Orioles added two more runs in the bottom of the third. A error scored Johnny to start the scoring in the inning.
Three runs in the top of the fifth helped the Astros close their deficit to 5-3. An RBI single by Cregar and a two-run single by Hopper triggered the Astros' comeback.
The Auburn tacked on another seven runs in the sixth. Josh M started the inning with a double, bringing home Chase Boyntyn. That was followed up by Johnny's double, plating Matt Corkery and Josh M. Bear River had to finish the game with only eight players as Sassville was injured with the score at 6-3.
The Astros will look to bounce back from season opening loss on Wednesday when they take on the Nevada City Giants.