Jackrabits lose at Holliday

Carson Sanders gets a lead on the base paths. (Photo by Kim Seigler)

The Bowie Jackrabbits finished their regular season on Friday playing against the district champion Holliday.
The Eagles won 5-3 in a closely played ball game where the Jackrabbits just could not get the ball to bounce their way at the end.
The first game between the teams a couple of weeks ago produced a 10 inning classic that saw Holliday come out on top 2-1. This game was not quite as dramatic, but it still was competitive.
Cade Thompson got the start on the mound for Bowie. With two outs in the first inning, an error and a single put two runners on base. A double into the gap allowed both base runners to score to put the Eagles up 2-0.
Bowie answered back with its own two-out rally in the second inning. Kawlyer Swearingin got on base thanks to an error and Colton Richey next drew a walk. Devin Melton then hit a pop fly to the shortstop that induced an error and allowed one run to score to cut the lead to 2-1.
In the third inning with one out Carson Sanders also was able to get on base thanks to an error at centerfield. Thanks to the error and later a wild pitch, Sanders was able to get on third base. After Jake Fallis drew a walk, Troy Kesey hit a fly ball to center field for an out, but it was deep enough to allow Sanders to score, tying the game at 2-2.
The teams exchanged a scoreless fourth inning before Holliday struck in the fifth. With two runners on base and no out, the Eagles hit a 3-run home run to make the score 5-2.
After giving up a walk, Sanders came in to pitch relief. He immediately produced a double play to clear the bases. Following a single, a groundout to third base followed for out three.
Kynan DeMoss led off the sixth inning with a double. Two batters later, Richey hit a single to left field that drove him in to cut the lead to 5-3.
Following a strikeout for out two, Logan Hutson hit a double to right field. Richey tried to score from first base, but was caught for out three.
The Jackrabbits had one more chance in the seventh inning after a 1-2-3 inning on defense. Unfortunately, they had no luck with their bats either as they failed to get a base runner on.
Holliday won 5-3.

To read the full story, pick up a copy of the mid-week edition of the Bowie News.