Bowie baseball wins first district game
The Bowie baseball team started district this week playing possibly two of the top teams in Jacksboro and Iowa Park.
The Jackrabbits beat the Tigers 1-0 on Monday, but fell to the Hawks 6-1 on Thursday.
Bowie came into the week after a good 4-1 run at its hosted Walker Stallcup Tournament. Jacksboro has been one of the tougher teams in the district the past two seasons for the Jackrabbits and were returning a good core of the team that beat them twice last year in close contests.
Bowie started the game with Brody Armstrong getting on base with a single and advancing to third base, but could not get him home.
Freshman Edmond DeLeon got the start on the mound for the Jackrabbits and was under fire in the first three innings. In each one Jacksboro was able to get two base runners on base, while in the first and second inning there was a runner on third base.
Somehow DeLeon and the defense got out of these situations giving up no runs until Bowie broke the scoreless tie in the fourth inning.
Tucker Jones led off with a single. He advanced to second on a passed ball and Carson Sanders laid down a sacrifice bunt to get him to third with one out. Another passed ball then allowed him to score to put the Jackrabbits up 1-0.
It seemed momentum had turned to Bowie’s favor. Kynan DeMoss and Troy Kesey drew walks to put a runner in scoring position and put pressure on Jacksboro after not having any luck in the previous two innings. Even without the Jackrabbits adding any more runs, it showed Bowie was threatening.
Besides an error in the outfield that got one runner on base for Jacksboro, the Jackrabbits shut down the Tigers’ offense heading into the fifth inning.
With two outs, Armstrong hit a double and later advanced to third base on a wild pitch. Jones drew a walk to put runners at the corners, again threatening to add to Bowie’s lead. Unfortunately, the next batter flew out to left field to end the scoring chance.
Jacksboro came back threatening to score again, getting two base runners on with two outs and one good hit into the outfield away from possibly tying the game. Again DeLeon and the defense came through inducing a fly out into right field to keep Bowie in the lead heading into the sixth inning.
The Jackrabbits got two runners on base as Seth Hall reached on a fielding error and A.J. Whatley drew a walk. Unfortunately that would be it for Bowie with the next batter grounding out for out three.
A leadoff walk for the Tigers almost ended up being the tying run. The runner later stole second base and then advanced to third base on a sacrifice bunt.
DeLeon then struck out the next batter and Jones then tagged the runner out during the next at bat when he tried to steal home for out three.
Bowie had no luck getting anything going offensively in the seventh inning meaning it would have to shepherd its one run lead.
Carson Sanders came in to pitch the final inning to get the save. He struck out the first batter before hitting the next one and allowing a single to put two runners on base. Sanders then struck out the next one but then walked the fifth batter to load the bases up with two outs. Sanders then induced a fly ball to right field for the final out to secure the Bowie win 1-0.
It was a good win for the team in a district that is looking to be as tough as it’s ever been with the inclusion of another expected playoff team with Iowa Park dropping down from 4A.
Bowie faced the Hawks three days later on Thursday at home.
To read about the next game, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
1A boys basketball all-district selections made
The area 1A all-district boy’s basketball lists have been released with the state tournament wrapping up a few weeks ago.
Slidell and Midway finished first and second in the district standings again meaning their players got many of the superlative and first team awards, but area players were still honored where they could be.
Third place Saint Jo had three first team selections with leading scorers Kile Thurman, Brice Durham and Collin Thomas. Devin Stewart earned second team honors while Dylan Brockman, Josh Vogel and Lee Yeley were honorable mention selections.
Prairie Valley got the final playoff spot and leading scorer Tyler Winkler earned the district’s offensive most valuable player award. Eli Croxton earned second team honors while Tyson Easterling, Dakota Fore and Trae Campbell earned honorable mention selections.
Bellevue had two first team all-district selections in Kason Roper and Jayson Gill. Leland Sims, Gavin Parr and Brayden Moore were named honorable mention.
Forestburg had post player Kyler Willett earn second team honors. Jesse Wadsworth, Jesus Sanchez and Nathan Payne were given honorable mention honors.
Gold-Burg guard Jayon Grace earned second team all-district. Aidan Foster, Rykir Evans and Jack Henry were named honorable mention.
The full list for each school as well as the academic all-district selections is in the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
Saint Jo teams have rough spring break week
Saint Jo softball
The Saint Jo Lady Panthers lost two tough games against 2A Muenster and Tioga on Monday and Tuesday.
The Lady Hornets won 16-1 and the Lady Bulldogs won 19-1 against the young Lady Panthers team.
While it is district play, these games against 2A opponents will not count against Saint Jo when it comes to district standings or postseason seeding for 1A teams.
Muenster did most of its damage in the first inning putting up 15 runs. The Lady Panthers then prevented the Lady Hornets from scoring in the second inning before scoring in the third inning. Payzlie Cervantes led off with a double and Taylor Patrick then drove her in with a single to prevent Saint Jo from getting shut out.
Muenster then scored one run to end the game by run rule 16-1.
Saint Jo baseball
The Saint Jo baseball team lost a tough rematch at Alvord on Tuesday.
The Bulldogs won 7-0 against the Panthers.
Though it was disappointing for Saint Jo to lose again to 2A Alvord, Saint Jo did lose the previous week against the Bulldogs 14-1, so there was improvement.
The Panthers were only able to get five base runners on the entire game and had only three hits, with two coming from C Henson and the other from Mathew Butler-Everson.
To read the full story, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
Nocona softball drops two district games
The Nocona Lady Indians lost two district games on the road this week at Lindsay and Collinsville.
The Lady Indians lost a high scoring game 16-11 at Lindsay, before losing 19-4 by run rule at Collinsville.
Nocona was coming off a morale boosting run rule win against Era the following week. While the Lady Indians bats kept their same fire from that game, against the Lady Knights their defense was rough.
Lindsay scored at lead one run in all six innings it batted in. Nocona scored in bunches as well, but had scoreless innings in the third, fifth and seventh innings as it was playing catch up after the second inning until the end of the game.
Tobie Cable led the team with four RBIs and a home run and was even walked three times to prevent her from dealing more damage. Skye Kirby and Allie Sutton drove in two runs each as well while Avery Crutsinger had a team high three base hits.
As a team Nocona had 12 hits in the game and also drew 12 walks.
Unfortunately, Lindsay had 17 hits, with six being extra base hits. Combined with seven errors on defense, it was a recipe for a lot of runs to come through on just about any ball that was hit into play and Nocona could not keep up.
To read about the Collinsville game, pick up a copy of the weekend edition of the Bowie News.
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