HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Bowie walks its way to victory

By ERIC VICCARO
sports@bowienewsonline.com

Sure, the walk is not a glamorous part of the sport of baseball.
But, the team that normally draws more walks has a greater chance to win a game, and that’s what happened as Bowie downed Paradise 4-0 in District 3A-9 action on Tuesday.
Pete Cunningham and Trace Hardee combined for five walks and three runs, backing up yet another dazzling pitching performance from Chandler Dean.
“We haven’t been walking as much this year,” Bowie head baseball coach Ryan Rogers said. “Both Trace and Pete gave us quality at-bats. They both drew key walks and got us going. They both gave us what we were looking for.”
Bowie improved to 9-7-1, 3-0 in 3A-9, heading into what was expected to be a competitive game versus Henrietta on Friday night.
Dean pitched another masterful game, with 15 strikeouts and he only surrendered one hit.
The Northeast Texas Community College pledge allowed five walks, but he was able to get out of a jam in the fourth inning to help preserve Bowie’s lead.

BASEBALL RECAP
Jacksboro 11, Nocona 0
Jose Ogeda tripled for one of the two hits of the night and Jeremy James touched base with the other hit, but the Indians couldn’t manage a run and were defeated 11-0 by the visiting team. Read more, and see box scores and district standings, in the March 26 Bowie News.

Bowie’s Pete Cunningham slides home safely with the Jackrabbits’ fourth run during Tuesday’s District 3A-9 game. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)