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)orts @hfplobosports Crash scenario illustrates DUI consequences to students - Page 3B March 18, 2015 Page 1B IBIIBI BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com Taking advantage of runners in scoring posi- tion Saturday allowed the Lehman Lady Lobos to crush the Anderson Lady Trojans 9-0 at Lobo Field. The Lady Lobo offense amassed 13 total hits on the day, eight off of Lady Trojan pitcher Jess Grefe; Anderson's starting pitcher lasted 2.2 innings, conceding seven walks. Lady Lobo outfielder Clar- issa Rayos went 3-for-4 at "1 think we did a great job of staying patient and swinging at those good pitches ... It's hard. It's easy to get antsy with pitchers like that." -Kita Adams, head coach the plate, with two RBIs, a walk and two stolen bases. Staying patient despite inconsistency from Grefe paid dividends for the Lady Lobos. According to head coach Kita Adams, Lehman has struggled at times with discipline at the plate. "I think we did a great job of staying patiem and swinging at those good pitches," Adams said. "It's hard. It's easy to get antsy with pitchers like that. We did a good job with that." In addition, the Lady Lobos thrived on the base paths, using their aggres- sive style and speed to cause issues for Anderson. Lehman gained a 1-0 first inning lead following a sacrifice fly RBI from Lady Lobo Gabi Marfinez. They proceeded to load the bases with two outs. But base running mis- cues hindered Lehman, ending the threat; a similar theme followed LOB0 SOFTBALL, 2B PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Lehman High's Aleza Ruiz (left) slides into home plate as the Anderson Lady Trojan catcher applies a tag during a play at home on Saturday at Lehman. BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com For three innings Friday, the Lehman Lobos were seemingly on their way to ending their two game losing streak to the Hays Rebels. But a two inning Lehman meltdown al- lowed Hays to rall as the Rebels cruised to a 7-4 win at Hays High. "Early district games are important," Hays head coach David Null said. "It's an incredibly tough district so anytime you can get a district win, it's a big deal." Seven combined runs scored in the fourth and fifth innings spurred Hays' comeback; six of the rims were earned. Adjusting to Lehman starting pitcher Micah Tambur proved success- ful for the Rebels. Tambur went four innings, giving up four runs on four hits. He struck out five batters. Hays' Josh Burnett said communication and "talk- ing to each other" helped Hays decipher Tambur's style. "We had to adjust to the off-speed and all kinds of stuff," Burnett said. "We had to sit back and let it travel." It was Tambur that proved a pivotal force in the first three innings. Using a powerful fastball and a deceptive breaking pitch, Tambur faced the minimum nine batters, recording five strikeouts. Lehman's offense countered by scoring a unearned run in the first inning off of Hays pitcher Trey Dickerson. They added a run in the second inning, started by a single from Luis Jimenez. Following a stolen base from Jimenez, Lobo m PHOTO BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ Hays Rebel first baseman Nick Louhela reaches out to s~g an errant throw as Lehman High's Luis Jimenez (2) speeds down the line to reach first ~ing the two team!s district game at Hays High. Lehman miscues contributed to';a Rebel i:~r~ds Hays claimed a 7-4 win. ..... Jesse Garcia drove in the relief pitcher Joshua Tirk. was on," Dickerson said. run with an RBI double. The Rebels were aided "I went right after them Lehman held a 2-0 lead by two Lobo errors and a and let my defense do the and momentum, passed ball. work." The tone changed when Hays held a 7-2 lead Lehman fought to pull Burnett led off the top of and proceeded to hold even in the latter innings. the fourth inning. Bumett it from there. Dickerson, Their best opportunity tamed on a pitch from who went 5.1 innings, came in the sixth inning. Tambur, belting home rtm guided the Rebel defense; The Lobos scored two to left field that was nearly he threw six strikeouts runs on two hits, and had caught at the wall. and gave up eight hits. the bases loaded with one "I knew we needed Null said changing speeds out. kind of a kick start," helped Dickerson thrive Dickerson recorded the Burnett said. 'Tkfter going in the latter innings,last two outs to end the three up three down in He was also helped threat. the first two innings, you by a tenacious defenseFor Lehman head have to get up and you that came through withcoach Toby Robinson, have to find a way to do several spectacular plays, moving on from Friday's that." It was all highlighted by loss will be the focus. Hays continued the a diving grab from center "If we take care of our onslaught, scoring three fielder Mike Gonzales in business, and move the more runs on three hits. the seventh inning that ball around and move Hays continued by scor- kept a run from scoring, runners around, we have ing three runs in the fifth "I started off slow, but nothing to worry about," inning off of Lehman whenever I found it, IRobinson said. BY KYLE LEHNICK moses@haysfreepress.com Overpowering offense from the Bowie Lady Bulldogs overwhelmed the Hays Lady Rebels in a 13-1 defeat in five in- nings at the Hays Lady Rebel softball field. Both Hays and Bowie varsity softball squads came into Saturday's matchup with a 4-2 record in district. But Hays failed to bring seven base run- ners home while Bowie kept its runners moving PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III hitting from the top to bottom of the lineup. Lady Rebel start- ing pitcher Kara Davis walked two hitters, ~th Hays Rebel senior Aspen Salazar (2) takes a swing at a pitch from Bowie Lady Bulldog pitcher Alexandria around thg~b~ases,~h.e~ McLennan during Satur- Lady BulEIogs did so by day's game at theLady hitting sacrifice fly balls Rebel Softball Field. Nine and a[] around good runs scored in the first two innings guided Bowie to a 13-1 win in five innings. sophomore Alexandra McLennan kept the two more hit by a pitch home team at bay. within the first two in- Hays completely lost nings. That, ~ong with its grip on the Lady the B~ldogs ease at the Bulldogs in the fifth plate, led to nine earned inning. runs by the end of the Bowie hit four top of the third, doubles that brought in Hays then attempted four more runs before a a rally that was led off leash could be applied by Kaylee Lind and to its offense. Down Davis base hits. Catcher 13-1 in the bottom of Haleigh Madden the fifth, the Rebels advanced the runners needed to earn at least with a sacrifice fly to 3 runs to avoid getting center field, run-ruled. Lady Rebel shortstop Bowie relief pitcher Marty Martinez then Lyndsey Long had other knocked in Lind with plans and managed to a double. However theclose the game. Hays rally would end afterhad 21 at-bats while an errant bunt that was Bowie made the most caught by the Bowie out of their 31. third baseman. The Lady Rebels are The Lady Rebels slated to play KiUeen struggled at the plate Ellison at home in a the rest of the day non-district contest on though contact was March 24. The schedule being made. Clean thereafter will be the fielding by Bowie along second half of district with solid pitching from play. STAFF REPORT Athletes from across the area converged on Bob Shelton Stadium on Mar. 12 for the 2015 Don Shelton Relays, hosted by Hays High. SIX schools, including Hays and Lehman High, competed in the event, with the Hays boys and girls varsity track teams claiming first place. For full relay results, along with a photo gallery of images from the Shelton Relays, be sure to check out www.haysfreepress.com. 4r 1| t ill ii 1 []: I II [I I