Cox picked up the loss for North Clay, allowing seven runs in three innings on five hits. Cox struck out five Effingham batters, but Frech said his time will have to get better in all aspects to get back to their winning ways.
"We didn't play to our capabilities," he said. "We could have a quick turnaround and not win many games. This was a big game, we knew that going in."
North Clay plays Thursday at Altamont.
North Clay 003 200 0 5 4 3
Effingham 223 100 x 8 7 1
WP - Walker LP - Cox
North Clay: Cox (2B, RBI); Hilderbrand (2 R HR, 3 RBI); Clifton (2B);Walker (1B).
Effingham: Carie (1B); Di. Levitt (RBI); Dr. Levitt (1B, 2B, 2 R HR, 2 RBI); Daugherty (1B, RBI); Coleman (1B, RBI); Heuerman (2B).