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Page 2B SPORTS Hays Free Press April 17, 2013 -]-- comes up BY JOHN HATCH AND Studdard and Devin Palm. SIDWOODMANSEE The Chargers added three more runs in the fourth in- news@haysfreepress.com ning and the Rebels only adding one additional score. The Rebels, who are only The next two innings bore one win away from securing no fruit for either team. a frst ever playoff berth un- The game came down to der Hays head coach David the end of regulation, when Null, were denied again on the Chargers got one more Friday at home, as Boerne run to bring the score to 10-6 Champion squeaked by the going into the bottom of the Rebels 10-8. seventh. Palm led offfor the The Rebels topped the Rebels with a double to right leader board ~Nith 13 hits to field. Nate Scott got to base the opponents' 12, but the on an error, moving Palm Chargers were more effi- to third. Both later scored, cient with their at bats, only bringing the score to 10-8. stranding four players on Acosta, Justin Montana base while the Rebels left and Alex Robles loaded up seven scoring opportunities the bases with only one out on the field, and the tying run on second The Rebels sent Adrian base and the winning run Acosta and Alex Swofford on first. In Hollywood fash- to the mound but it was the ion, catcher JC Cerda made clutch catch by the Boerne it to a full count and hit a Chargers' second baseman screaming line drive that that gave Champion the win. looked like it was a sure hit The Rebels took the early into right field. But at the last lead 3-0 through two in- second the ball dropped into nings. The Chargers scored the outstretched glove of the six runs in the top of the Charger second baseman for third inning while the Reb- out number two, and then els mustered two scores stepped on second base for with home runs by Granger the third out. BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ sports@haysfreepress.com Lockhart held the Lady Lobos softball team runless, 7-0, Friday during senior night. The first play of the game involved a poor throw to first that went way over first baseman Lauren Pizzini's head. A few plays later, still in the top of the first, two Lehman players went after the same fly ball but neither of them appeared to have called it. Both players collided and the ball landed between them. Lockhart scored two runs during their first at bat. Lehman did respond by loading the bases, thanks to a hits by outgoing senior Jess Gonzalez and by Clarissa Rayos. Lauren Pizzini followed to base aftering getting hit by a pitch. Still Lehman was unable to convert a run, despite loaded bases. The Lady Lobos defense picked up their play considerably starting with the second inning and held Lockhart to 0 runs for several innings. Pizzini was a wall at PHOTO BY RAFAEL MARQUEZ Lehman catcher Kynslee Noriego defends the plate during the Lobo 7-0 loss to Lockhart. first base by not only catching her but also hustling to catch every single ball thrown to fly balls that went near first. Very fast innings with either four or five batters coming up to bat and both teams leaving runners on base followed - until the critical 6th inning. At the top of the 6th inning, Lockhart scored three runs. Lehman head coach replaced sophomore Angel Cruz at the mound with sophomore Erin Mendoza when the score stood at Lockhart 5, Lehman 0. Lockhart had the bases loaded and two outs on the board. The first batter that Lehman's Mendoza faced hit a hard line drive that bounced out of the third baseman's glove and went into no man's land between third and left field. Lockhart scored two more runs to bring the score to 7-0. Lehman was unable to produce any runs during their turn at bat at the bottom of the sixth inning. Lehman's Mendoza made quick work of the Lockhart batters during the top of the seventh inning, bringing a fired up Lehman team to bat. Unfortunately, the game ended with the Lobos not being able to score. In a story in the March 27 edition of the Hays FreePress, Tyler Woodmansee, a Lehman High School baseball pitcher, was listed as Todd Woodmansee, Tyler's older brother. Todd Woodmansee graduated in 2007. We apologize for the error. BY MOSES LEOS III moses@haysfreepress.com After routing Boerne Cham- pion 13-3 Friday, the tenth- ranked Hays softball team put together one of its grittiest performances Tuesday night at home. Despite giving up six runs in one inning, the con- sistency of the Rebel bats al- lowed Hays to run-rule Alamo Heights 16-6 in six innings on Senior Night. Most impor- tantly, the Rebels clinched the 27-4A District title in the final district contest of 2013. Hays hit the ground run- ning in the first, scoring five runs on five hits, aided by an RBI double by third baseman Gabi Albarez. The Rebels pad- ded their lead in the second, as a Sarah Leal RBI single, and a run scored on a Heights throw- ing error gave Hays a seem- ingly insurmountable 7-0 lead through two innings. However, Heights' offense fought back in the fourth, cut- ting the Rebel lead to 7-6; the Lady Mules were helped out by a three-run RBI triple from Nichole Clements. But the Rebels answered right back in the bottom half of the frame, Hays right fielder Brayden Pinckard slides into base to avoid the tag district season at 12-2 and claim the district crown. PHOTO BY CYNDY SLOVAK-BARTON at second. The Lady Rebels finish their as right fielder Brayden Pinck- only proved that Hays can face back from giving up six runs, ard hit a two-run RBI triple of adversity, but also how capa- and not letting (Heights) score her own, part of a three run in- ble the Rebels are for a lengthy any more." ning. postseason run. "This win With the win, Hays' record The Lady Rebels finished off means a lot," Pinckard said. improves to 27-3-1, conclud- the game in grand style, add- "(The seniors) are the lead- ing district play with a 12-2 re- ing six more runs on five hits in ers of this team. We wanted to cord. Hays completes the reg- the last two innings of play. For prove that this is a squad that ular season with a non-district Pinckard and the six other se- can go all the way to state. We contest at Smithson Valley on niors, the run-rule victory not proved that tonight by coming Friday evening. FARMER Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE o BOAT HEALTH 251 N. 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It was all smooth sailing Lehman Lobos as they defeat- only allowed three hits and no four RBIs as he drove in all the after that. ed the Clemens Buffaloes 4-0 runs to the visiting Clemens runs the Lobos scored for the The Lobos increase their re- Tuesdayattheirhomefield.The players and added nine strike- evening as he hit two two-ran cord to 13-14 (5-7 in district). win belonged to the masterful outs to his total for the season, home runs. He also increased Their next game is April 26 pitching of Hunter Lehman and The boost for the team came his batting average to 284 by against Boerne Champion. The the power hitting of Jacob Urea. from their number two hitter in going 2-3 at the plate. Lobos wig look to avenge the It was a breezy night at Leh- the lineup - Jacob Urea. Urea The Lobos just seemed to be loss that Chargers gave them in man as Hunter Lehman took came into the game hitting .271 on their game tonight. They their March game. + Hays Tennis: Spring team brings home the trophies Continued from pg. 1B Boerne Champion and Alamo Heights. "Jackson Johnson had one of the most amazing district tournaments I've been a part of in some time," Cook said. Jackson advanced to the Region 4 - 4A Tennis tourna- ment held in San Antonio on Tuesday and Wednesday. Re- sults of the tournament were not available as of press time. New changes in UIL compe- tition for next year's competi- tion means the top four teams in each district will advance to the next level of compeition. The Rebels will return a large portion of their team for next year's fail and spring competition. While seniors Sarah Farrell, Katelyn Allred, Tad Klamert, Sam Simoneau and Jackson Johnson will be leaving, Cook says the remain- ing players are strong. Remaining members of the varsity team include Haley Butler, Grace Ortiz, Antonio Sanchez, Sean F~irrell, Dustin season," Cook said. 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