The Noblesville Millers could not stop a disastrous sixth inning against the Zionsville Eagles, and the Millers dropped their second game of the three game series 8-2.

The first run of the game came in Zionsville’s half of the first inning, when Sam Edgell hit an RBI single, and Nick Nelson plated another run with an RBI groundout.

Not an ideal start for Noblesville head coach Justin Keever.

“We had a unique situation where our first two guys get hits then we have two outs,” said Keever. “Had a bad jump on the steal, then we got a double, tried into a triple which was the right play there and we didn’t get anything out of the first, and that kind of put us behind the eight ball there.”

Noblesville got on the scoreboard in the fifth after the first two hitters reached on walks, and Cooper Miles stole third base and eventually came around to score on an out by teammate Bryce Randolph. However, Zionsville’s Kyle Callahan would bring in a run in the bottom of the fifth to make it 3-1.

“When you can get up on a team like Noblesville, it definitely helps,” said Zionsville head coach Jered Moore. “It puts them on their heels and we can play a little bit more relaxed, so without question it definitely helped us.”

The Millers loaded the bases following a Mark Goudy walk, a Reese Sharp single and a Jacob Thieman walk. Miles then hit a pop fly that brought Goudy home and the score was 3-2.

Then things fell apart for the Millers in the sixth.

A pair of Eagles doubles brought home one run, and a wild pitch brought another runner to third base, which became another run after the catcher dropped a throw home following a single. Another walk and two-run RBI double were followed by an RBI single, making the score 8-2.

Kade Gorman replaced Tyler Owens on the mound in the middle of the sixth inning but it wasn’t enough.

“I think Tyler was getting tired there, and we didn’t make any plays behind him,” said Keever. “That’s what it comes down to. We had multiple opportunities to get him out of there and we didn’t and when they got the doubles on top of that -- it hurt … We didn’t do very well. It’s a new game tomorrow, we’ve got to try to salvage the series, try to get a game out of there and the key is we’ve just got to get better each day and right now we’re not playing very good baseball.”

Noblesville and Zionsville will play the final game of their three game series on Thursday at Dunker Field at Hazel Dell Elementary School. The game is set to start at 6 p.m.