Nocona baseball loses to City View 7-6

Kooper Hansard pitched four innings of shutout baseball to keep Nocona in the game on Friday.

The Nocona Indians lost to City View at home on Friday night.
The Mustangs won a tight game 7-6 to get back against the Indians previous win against them.
Nocona came in confident after beating City View several weeks ago by run-rule 16-4. With the season winding down, any potential win in a district where those have been tough to find for either team is a cause for celebration.
The Indians scored first in the first inning as Kooper Hansard scored on a passed ball. The Mustangs tied the score in the second inning before taking a commanding lead in the third inning. City View scored six runs in the inning to lead 7-1.
Hansard came in to pitch for Nocona starting in the fourth inning and did not allow another run for the rest of the game, allowing one hit, walking three batters, hitting two and striking out eight batters.
The Indians slowly started to chip at the lead with Wesley Murphey and Luke Fuller driving in one run each on doubles. Fuller was able to score another run thanks to an error by the catcher to cut the lead to 7-4 after four innings.
The Indians scored two more runs in the sixth inning as an error following a single from Miguel Olivares allowed on base runner to score. Matthew Page then hit a groundball that induced another error that allowed another run to cut the lead to 7-6.
In the final inning Nocona had its chances to tie the score. Charlie Fuller hit a single into centerfield and Hansard, who was on second base, was waved home. It was close, but the throw was on target and in time for the second out of the inning.
Nocona still had a chance though with Fuller reaching second base due to defensive indifference. Following a walk that put two runners on base, the next batter struck out for the third and final out of the game.
City View won 7-6.

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