By ERIC VICCARO
The Bowie and Nocona High School baseball teams played a competitive game – for two innings – with the Jackrabbits in front 7-4.
Then the Jackrabbits pushed across 10 runs in the top of the third inning, and Kevin Stallcup shut down Nocona’s batters in relief of ineffective Barrett Brooks.
Bowie drew a garish 17 walks in the game, and that helped the Jackrabbits eventually knock off the Indians 25-5 in a District 3A-9 game on Monday.
“We took walks when the opportunity was there,” Bowie head coach Ryan Rogers said. “We remained patient at the plate, and we were aggressive on the bases.”
Nocona head coach Brent Lewis said it was an entertaining game early, but then all those walks really added up.
“It was a fun game, we got four runs in the first inning off a very good team in Bowie,” Lewis said. “We had some good at-bats, but we gave them a lot of runs with those walks.”
This marked Senior Night in Nocona for Kameron Hill and Robert Hawkins. Read more, and see the complete box score and district standings, in the April 30 Bowie News.
Nocona’s Jeremy James attempts to make a play at home on Bowie’s Gabe Allen. (News photo by Eric Viccaro)