Beginning last Thursday, the Eagles played 5 games over the weekend. On Thursday they lost to Burkburnett 6-3, but later in the day a 2-run walk-off double by Keegan Hutchins gave the Eagles a 5-4 win over Vernon. The double scored Ethan Greer and Garrett Matthews both on board with singles. Logan Whitling got the win against Vernon going 7 innings with 6 strikeouts.
Holliday split again on Friday with a 7-4 loss to Bridgeport followed by a 13-3 win over Pampa. Against Pampa the Eagles led 9-3 after three innings then added four more in the fourth to end the game. Chris Jackson pitched four innings with 10 strikeouts. Crosby Jurecek and Whitling each had a double and 2 RBIs. Peyton Marchand had three RBIs.
Five games in three days had the Eagles pitching by committee at times considering the pitch count rules. The experience gained should go a long way to the Eagles title run. On Saturday Iowa Park scored 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break this open for a 10-0 win.
A tournament in Muenster and a trip to Walters, Oklahoma were on Holliday’s schedule during the UIL suspension. City View, a district opponent, was on the schedule for March 27. This game will have to be rescheduled, but on Tuesday, March 31, barring any further cancellations the Eagles will travel to Bowie to open District 8-3A competition.
Holliday Lady Eagles
The Lady Eagles lost a close game to Petrolia on Tuesday, March 10, 6-5. The next 6 outings starting last Thursday and ending on Saturday were wins to put the season record at 12-7-1. The Lady Eagles beat Iowa Park 3-2 last Thursday. Addison Lindemann had 3 RBIs. One of them being a walk-off hit in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Sydney Linn tripled and McKenzie Terry doubled.
Last Friday the Lady Eagles beat Burkburnett 7-4 and Vernon 4-0. Lindemann was the winning pitcher against Vernon going 6 innings with 6 strikeouts. Marshall Gillit was the winning pitcher in the Burkburnett game. Lindemann and Linn had 2 RBI’s each against Burk.
Three wins on Saturday over Windthorst 9-7, Angels 9-1, and Wichita Falls High School finished off a successful run of 6 victories in a row.
The Lady Eagles have District 8-3A opponents Nocona and City View on their schedule during the suspension period. They will be in Bowie to open district competition barring any further suspension of UIL activities.
Archer City Wildcats
The Wildcats had a rough week starting last Thursday. On Thursday, March 12, they dropped games to Jacksboro and Stamford. Then on Saturday they were shutout by Gunter 10-0. The loss to Jacksboro was 9-4 and the loss to Stamford was 12-9.
The Wildcats were scheduled to open District 9-2A competition with a pair of games against the Olney Cubs last Tuesday and this Friday, but the UIL suspension of athletics due to the Coronavirus will require rescheduling. If the suspension is not extended the Wildcats are scheduled to play Quanah in Quanah on Tuesday, March 31.
It took 5 innings for the Lady Cats to notch a second district win over the Seymour Lady Panthers. The game was scheduled to be played in Archer City but was moved to Seymour because of wet field conditions. Victoria Rater was the winning pitcher with help from Kat Hand in the bottom of the fifth inning. Maddie Lopez was 3 for 3 and a walk. She homered in the second inning, singled in the third, and doubled in the fifth. Lindy Reid was also 3 for 4 with 2 singles and a double. Both had 3 RBIs.
Last Thursday they fell to Iowa Park 9-1, but recovered against Vernon with a 10-3 win. Last Saturday they won a couple of one run games in the late innings. Victoria Rater’s single in the bottom of the fifth inning scored Jill Liles to provide the deciding run against Seminole. The 4-3 walk-off win was also a win in the ring for Vi Rater, who went the distance.
Against City View the Lady Cats trailed 6-0 going into the bottom of the fifth inning. A seven run fifth inning rally gave Vi Rater another one run margin which was enough to make her the winning pitcher with 9 strikeouts. The rally started with a single by Liles and a triple by Vanessa Rater. Maxwell and Reid singled, Kat Hand walked and Delaini Hanna was hit by a pitch. With the table set Aspyn Huseman doubled to tie the score at 6-6. Liles in her second trip to the plate in the inning singled to drive in Huseman, the winning run.
The Lady Cats have three games scheduled during the virus suspension with Northside, Quanah, and Olney. If play resumes, they will face Petrolia on Tuesday, March 31 in Petrolia.
Last Thursday the Trojans beat Stamford 13-0 in the 10am game, but fell to Peaster 9-7 in the second game of the day. Last Saturday the Trojans got a win over Gunter 7-0. Later on Saturday Stamford got even with the Trojans with a 6-2 win.
Tyler Etheredge was on the mound on Thursday against Stamford in the 13-0 win. The result was a 10 strikeout, no-hitter. He faced 16 batters giving up 2 walks, however, one of the walks was wiped out when the runner was caught stealing. Cy Belcher, Etheredge, Tryston Harding and Gage McAnally had doubles. Harding and Ethan Belcher each had 3 RBIs.
Against Peaster a seven-run bottom of the seventh rally came up a couple of runs short. The Trojans had four hits scattered over the first six inning with no runs, but six hits in the seventh produced 7 runs. Peaster’s 9 runs with a 6-run top of the fifth gave them the win.
Last Saturday Gavin Steinberger and Kyle Wolf teamed up to shutout Gunter. Steinberger pitched 3 scoreless innings and Wolf finished the remaining 4 innings. Wolf and Steinberger were effective at the plate with 2 hits each. Later in the day Stamford jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 3 innings. The Trojans added a run in the sixth but sill came up short. 6-2.
District matchups with Electra and Quanah scheduled during the school closures will have to be made up at a later date. If normal activity resumes on March 30 the Trojans will host Petrolia on Tuesday March 31st at home for a 5 pm first pitch.
The Trojanettes have been very busy over the past week to squeeze in 8 games before a halt in play due to the Coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, March 10 they swept a double header with Quanah. Both games were shutouts with Laynie Brown getting the first win 17-0 in three innings and Tara Tackett getting the second win 15-0 in three. In game one the Trojanettes pounded out 17 hits with Macenly Bowen and Kora Pennartz registering a double each. Bree Kirk and Pennartz each had 2 RBIs. In game two Abby Brown homered and Brenae Hoff, Marisa Frazier, and Tackett each had a double. Laynie Brown had 2 doubles. Camryn Latham had four stolen bases.
In the other six games last Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Trojanettes lost to Van Alstyne 8-1, Vernon 1-0, Decatur 10-2, Holliday 9-7, and Iowa Park 12-7. In the matchup against Vernon last Thursday Laynie Brown allowed only 2 hits while striking our 8 Lady Lions, but her teammates failed to plate any runs for her. The Trojanettes are now 12-10 on the season, but the experience gained in the losses this past week should pay dividends later in the season.
The 15-4 win over Seminole was an Abby Brown 6 RBI day. She 3 for 4 at the plate with 2 singles and a double. Pennartz was 4 for 4 with 2 RBI and 4 runs scored.
The Trojanettes had district games scheduled with Petrolia, Seymour, Olney, and Northside before the break. If normal scheduling resume the Trojanettes should be in Windthorst for a double header with Electra on Tuesday March 31 at 5pm.