Lions win one, lose one in Wimberley tourney
By Alonzo Garza
The Lion Varsity baseball team traveled to Wimberley to participate in their tournament on Thursday, Mar. 8. They played at least three games winning one 9-7 and losing another 13-6. There was no information on the Saturday game at press time.
The first game the Lions played in the Wimberley tournament was against St. Stephens
. The Lions won that game 9-7. The Lions scored a run in the first inning, five in the second inning, two in the fourth and one in the sixth. St. Stephen’s didn’t score a run until the fourth inning. They scored two runs and four runs in the last two innings but they ran out of time and the Lions took the win. The winning pitcher was A. J. Crider whose record after the game stood at 3-0. Michael Schulle was there with the save. Highlights included Landon Buckner going 3-4 with a double and Michael Schulle hitting a grand slam in the second inning. “The guys played a pretty good game for six innings,” said Head Baseball Coach Mark Elder, “A. J. pitched a great game and had some support from the offense. Schulle came up big in the second inning with a grand slam.” The Lion Varsity Baseball team’s record stood at 6-4 after the game.
Game two was not as easy for the Lions. Lockhart went up against Wimberley and lost with a score of 13-6. The game was tight at the beginning with the Lions staying close behind until the fifth inning when Wimberley jumped from a two run lead to a seven run lead. The Lions could not respond and the game went to Wimberley. Jacob Castillo was the losing pitcher. There were two bright spots in the game and they came when Landon Buckner went 2-4 and A. J. Crider went 2-3. “We knew this was going to be an offensive game,” said Elder, “both teams were hitting the ball and putting runs on the board. We ran into trouble with the “error bug”. We committed seven errors and it’s hard to win when you do that.” Lion Varsity record changed to 6-5 after the loss.
The Varsity Lions are scheduled to play against New Braunfels Canyon at home on Friday Mar. 16 at 7 pm. Although if the rain keeps pouring down as it is right this minute I don’t know how dry the field will be by Friday.
See you at the game.