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Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press February 27, 2013 + + BY CHARLES DEE out the game by getting the last two Diaz tripled to plate Scott and Devin moved into Hays' dugout and jin- out the tournament against an old outs. Palm. The win moved the Rebs to xed the Rebs into a couple of big in- district opponent, Smithson Valley. The Rebels were led at the plate 2-1 on the season, nings that allowed San Marcos and Despite outhitting the Rangers 14- by junior Justin Diaz and senior In the second game of the day,Smithson Valley to overtake early 9, a late run by Smithson spoiled a The Hays High Rebels continued Granger Studdard, who each had a the Rebs came out hot and scored leads and put the Rebels on the valiant comeback by the Rebels. their winning ways Friday at the triple and two RBIs. nine to beat San Marcos 9-1. With wrong end of the boxscore. Leading 3-1 in the third, the Rebs San Marcos baseball tournament After two scoreless innings for Niles, Scott and Palm leading the After leading 3-0 after two, the gave up six to trail. The game be- by defeatingAntonian 7-3 and host the Rebs, Antonian got a two-out way with two hits apiece, the Rebs Rattlers put five acrossthe dishwith came a seesaw battle as the Rebs San Marcos 9-1. single to drive in two runs and take broke open a tie game in the third some timely singles and an untime- fought back with runs in the fourth, The wins on Friday followed an the lead in the second. The Rebs by scoring three, and added a runin ly Rebel error. The Rebels cut the fifth and seventh to tie the game at exciting 3-2 win over the highly re- responded with a three-run third the fifth and four in the seventh to lead to 5-4 when Robles doubled nine apiece. In a heartbreaker for garded Hendrickson Hawks in the when Alex Robles and Justin Men- win going away. Montana delivered andlater scored on a Jose Cerda sac Hays, the Rangers got a two-out opening game of the tournament, tana scored on Studdard's triple, the big hit of the afternoon with a fly, but San Marcos came back with double and asingleto score the win- During the Antonian game, senior Niles drove in Studdard for the third bases loaded double in the seventh, two more in the fourth to make it net. Kenny Sparks and Niles ted the starter Dalton Niles scattered three run and the Rebs neverlookedback, Adrian Acosta went the distance for 7-4. The Rebels got one more in the Rebels with three hits apiece, Niles hits over four innings while striking scoring one in the fourth on a base the Rebels on the mound, striking fifth, but could close the gap no fur- also having three RBI's. Studdard out six to hold Antonian to 3 runs, hit and an RBI byGibson Hatch and out five and allowing Rattler batters ther. Hatch and Requenez pitched and Montana had two hits each, two of which were unearned. After Nate Scott, and closing out the time only three hits. well in the loss, giving up no earned with Montana scoring four runs. a walk in the fourth put two men limit game with three in the fifth What a difference a day makes,runs. The Rebels left the tournament on, senior Matt Requenez closed after Scott singled in Studdard and On Saturday, the baseball goblins In a barn burner, the Rebs closed with a 3-3 season record. Saturday Mornings Call 512-268-8000 I www.starlnghtsymphon/.org Hays-Lehman Girls Soccer Continued from pg. 1B but the Lady Rebels' mid-" (On offense), we were try- fielders stymied any advance ing to do our best as a team to Lehman could generate, move forward, to get through "We had a strong effort their defense. We were able from our defense, which kept to keep our passes on the feeding the offense the ball, ground and take more shots," allowing (the forwards) to Bloksaid. make deep runs downfield," Lehman took the fight to said sophomore center- the Lady Rebel defense, forc- forward Mila Bustos. "Our ing Hays to increase their defense played amazing, es- intensity to keep pace. As a pecially for not having all of result, the Lady Lobes drew our players on the field. They numerous fouls in the sec- stepped up to the task." end half, setting up scoring The pressure Hays put possibilities. forth would finally pay off. Around the 31-minute With 16 minutes remain- mark, theLadyLobosgottheir ing in the first half, the Lady perfect chance. Following a Rebel defense would force a foul on Shayla Seeger-Avona, turnover deep in the Lehman the Lady Lobes earned a free zone. Hays' Jessica Cruz took kick 20 yards away from the the ball down the right flank, goal. Lehman turned to Blok, crossing the ball into the who had nearly connected penalty box for Bustos, who on two free kicks earlier in slipped a point-blank shot the contest. into the net to give Hays a 1-0 The third time wound up advantage, being the charm. Blok did "The goal truly was a team her best "Bend It Like Beck- effort. It started from the ham" impression, arcing a defense, progressing to the magnificent free kick into the midfield. It was a great cross top right corner of the goal. from Jess to the back post. At The Hays goalkeeper had no that point, I needed to stay chance to make the save. calm and just get it done for "I just tried to compose my team," Bustos said. myself and do the best that Hays would concoct a few I could. I was determined more chances late in the half, that I was not going to mess having two shots ricochet that kick up, that's for sure. off of the woodwork, but the There was too much on the game would remain 1-0 at line," said Blok, whose goal halftime, not only tied the score at 1-1, At the half, the Lady Lobes but gave the Lady Lobes a re- understood that a change in newed sense of confidence. team mentality was needed. From that point on, each "We had a speech where squad would press forward, we talked about doing more making deep runs into the op- as a team - that we needed to position's zone, only to come play with more intensity, to away empty handed. The be ourselves. We kept telling final five minutes featured ourselves that this was a new a flurry of scoring chances half," said Lehman center from Hays and Lehman, with back Madison Blok a lot of physical play. But as Lehman would live up to the final buzzer sounded, no their own expectations, as the victor was decided. Lady Lobes emerged in the "This is what rivalry games second half with a renewed bring out," said Lady Lobe vigor. The offense played head coach Nauri Garcia, much more efficiently, mov- "We got outplayed in the first ing at a faster rate, battling half, but recovered nicely in and winning possession with the second. We showed some regularity. On defense, Leh- signs of good play, but we man would force Hays to take fell out of our attack, as Hays lengthy shots, nixing any easy threw us off. You have to give passes for Hays to score on it up to Hays, they have great from inside the penalty box. team speed, and have for I oON(;; Oi{TI ]()I)()NTIC:,~, 3310 B FM 967, STE #Al10 Buda, Texas 78610 Near the corner of FM !626 a~)d 967 512-523-8680 We are now exclusively in Buda to accommodate your orthodontic needs. years. However, I think if we find synchronicity, we will be alright." For Lady Rebel head coach Brent Holcomb, he felt that Hays may have let a big win slip away. "We are a little disappoint- ed. We were able to get quite a few good shots off tonight, but not many went in. We felt that we had the upper hand," said Holcomb. "I'm proud of how we played, that we con- trolled a fast Lehman offense. The only goal we gave up was on a good set piece. That's the way soccer goes." With the tie, both teams are now deadlocked for the second spot in 49-4A. Both Hays and Lehman sport iden- tical 5-1-2 records in district, trailing only Bastrop for the district lead. Despite the lack of brag- ging rights, Blok summed it up for both teams. "I'll take a tie over a loss any day. Tying is not fun, but it is still better than losing." Rival Softball Continued from pg. 1B First, Ramsey walked, fop Shannon scored off a new Lehman pitcher. She lowed by first baseman Clar- single by Vayas that hit Leh- would first face off against issa Gonzalez, who hit a sin- man pitcher Cruz's glove Pinckard, who hit the ball to- gle line drive down the first and slowly rolled away. Cruz wards the Lehman shortstop. baseline pushing Ramseyto made little effort to recov- The throw to first was bad, third base. Catcher Haleigh er the ball, leaving second and Pinckard ended up with Madden then hit a line drive baseman Trotter to come up a double. Next up, Karina double over the head of the and get the ball back in play. Rocha hit a homerun. Lehman shortstop bring- Ramsey, back at the plate in The score stood at Hays ing Ramsey and Gonzalez rotation, was walked, now 11, Lehman 0 at the bottom home. giving two Hays players on of the fourth. Up next, Pinckard sacri- base. Lehman sent up Hernan- riced at first, allowing Mad- Clarissa Gonzalez capital- dez, then Maldonado, then den to advance to third. Kar- ized for Hays by hitting a tri- Ruiz. Unfortunately, they ina Rocha was up next, but pie down the third base line, could not produce any of- her drive hit Madden's feet bringing in two Hays run- fense and the game was as Madden was advancing nets. Hays turn at bat ended called for Hays. from third to home. Madden when Madden was thrown Hays head coach Aaron was ruled out, but Rochawas out at first. At the bottom of Fuller said at the end of the now on base. the third, it was Hays 9, Leh- game, "When your pitcher Withtwooutsontheboard, man0. throws a perfect game and Leal was up next for Hays, To start off the fourth in- your defense plays a great hitting a slow ball towards ning, Lehman's Gonzalezgame behind her, you're second base. Rocha slid into was thrown out at first. Next, probably going to win." second and was ruled safe on Pizzini hit a fly ball into foul Hays will next play a tour- a call that was jeered by Leh- territory just short of first nament in Georgetown this man fans. Rocha scored on a base that was caught. Final- weekend. The Lady Reb- double from Manning. Wain- ly, Trotter came to bat and els will be away at Kerrville right, designated runner for struck out. Tivy March 5. Lehman plays Leal, and Manning scored off Felicia Villarreal started inFloresvill Feb. 28 and at a triple by Shannon. off the fourth inning as the Boerne Champion March 5. oun Arti$! Showcase / with Dr. Donald Miller, Artistic Director & Conductor I the Starlight Symphony Orchestra accompanied by The Starlight Youth Orche r ....,. Saturn, day, I111am,clh 011 3 First Baptist Church 15951 Winters Mill Parkway, Wimberley T=O0 P.ltl. Sunday, ]arch 3, 3 Hays Performing Arts Center 979 Kohler's Krossing, Kyle 4-00 P.ltl. So|O p / TO11 $ : Artls! (ompetitlon Wunnen Fea|uped So|o;Sts Ta oxie "-French Horn"-" "--Violin --Vio/in-- h