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+ Hays Free Press May 13, 2015 SPORTS Page 2B 1-800-460-0606 www.Asbestos Law.corn + PHOTO BY MOSES LEOS III Texas State Bobcat outfielder Cory Geisler takes a swing at a pitch during the Bobcat's series finale against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns on April 19. Geisler smashed a pair'of home runs, but it wasn't enough for Texas State to defeat Arkansas State in a 11- 10 loss Sunday. Browse and buy photos online at www.haysfreepress.com under the photos link. STAFF REPORT A go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning Sunday was the difference as the Arkansas State Red Wolves defeated the Texas State Bobcats 11-10 at Bobcat Ball- park. The Red Wolves' win bookended a sweep of Texas State, where Arkansas State won all three games by a combined six, runs. Four Bobcat pitch- ers threw in the series finale with Pasquale Mazzoccolli taking the loss. Mazzoccolli went 2.1 innings and gave up one run on two hits. Arkansas State pitcher Tyler Zuber was one of five Red Wolves pitchers used in the game. Zuber earned the win by going 1.2 innings and giving.up no runs on two hits with no strikeouts. Texas State was forced to salvage its series with Arkansas state after dropping the first two games of the series. The Red Wolves claimed game one 8-5, followed by winning 12-10 Sat- urday in an offensive showcase. Offense contin- ued to be the theme Sunday as both teams pounded out 26 hits. The Red Wolves leapt out to a 6-1 first in- ning lead before the Bobcats fought back. Texas State scratched out three runs in the second frame to cut the Red Wolves lead to 6-4. Arkansas State con- tinued to stay a step ahead, maintaining a 10-8 lead through the seventh frame. A two run homerun to left center field from Cory Geisler pulled the Bobcats even at 10-10 in the eighth inning. But Arkansas State's Jeremy Brown fol- lowed in the ninth frame with an even- tual game winning two out RBI single. Texas State out- fielder Geisler led the Bobcat offense by hit- ting two homeruns in a 3 for 3 performance Sunday. Bobcat first baseman Tanner Hill went 2 for 4 with a homerun. The Bobcats will close the regular season against UT- Arlington for a three- game homestand starting Thursday at 6p.m. FARMERS" Debbie Thames Insurance Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT * HEALTH 251 N. FM 1626 #2C Buda, TX 78610 Office: (512) 312-1917 Fax: 312-0688 Email: dvthames @ ausfin.rr.com Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm Your Business & Referrals Are Appreciated Boa' ngel "2-Night Free Vaoation!" l.$00.0K.A gt www.boata gel.o ~ ~g~ ~11~ ~111~III EXPE~ENCE COUNTS Lawyers with more than 100years combined expertise COURTESY PHOTO Hinnenkamp to play at Mary Hardin Joined by family and friends, Hays High senior soccer player John Hinnenkamp signed his letter of intent to continue his career at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor in Belton. Hin- nekamp joins the Crusader program, which competes in the at the NCAA Division III level. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Johnson to play with Pioneers Lehman High senior basketball player Kayla Johnson gives a fist bump to her father, Kris, after she signed her letter of intent to play for Western Oklahoma State College next year. Western Oklahoma State College is a member of the Okla- homa Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. PHOTO BY KEVIN BUSSINGER Schroeder to play at Bethel College Joined by family and friends, Hays High senior basketball player Karlie Schroeder signed her letter of intent to play for Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas next season. Bethel College is a member of the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the NAIA. Joining Schroeder are (left to right) grandparents Mike and Ann Waters and her father Karl Schroeder. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Croft to play at Austin College Hays.Lady Rebel volleyball player Caraline Croft signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Austin College in Sherman while surrounded by her family. Austin College, a Division III private school, participates in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. In 111 sets played in 2014, Croft amassed 134 kills on 482 attempts and had 19 blocks. Coach Cook Retires Continued from pg, 1B She said it offered athey leave here, if they "good growing process" win state or they don't in her first year. win a single match, as But gaining a true long as they leave here, understanding of her to me, as a good person, students' that's what abilities was matters." an impor- As the tant tactic, game has She began changed in to focus on complexity, assessing her Cook contin- students and ued to keep helping them the status improve, quo. It was It was a done as the challenge that Coach Debbie Cookarea round was difficult from the 1989 Hays her equally as she worked High School yearbook, began to with limited change. facilities at She credits the time. the growth of middle Often, she taught both school tennis programs boys and girls tennis in Hays CISD with teams at the Barton helping advance tennis Middle School tennis players' abilities within courts, the district. "You have to work with But it wasn't until your clientele. You have midway through the to see what you got and 2015 semester when then push them to where Cook realized it was time they can be," Cook said. to stop. With certain "It may not be where you things falling through, expect them to be at the she felt it was the right beginning. But once they move to hang up her get a taste of winning and coaching whistle. hard work, they started Cook said she has as- playing better." pirations of working as a Cook used her experi- substitute teacher within ence to create the base the district. She also har- for her tennis program, bors the desire to travel which she's helmed and see the world. since her hiring in 1984. But keeping up with It led her to take a no- athletics, something cut approach, where she she's done since she was welcomes all players of a teenager, is important. all skill types. "I thought it was the "I take any kid that right time [to retire], but wants to play," Cook it's very bittersweet," said. "If they can come Cook. "I hope there is out here and make life- some way I can stay con- long friends, and when nected with athletics." may occur 30 to 50 years after ex- Ryan A. Krebs, M.D., J.D. posure to asbestos. 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The delay didn't affect pitching, as Hays' Trey Dickerson and Pfluger- ville's Marcos Reyes du- eled. Dickerson went 9.2 innings, while Reyes went seven. But both pitchers kept the opposing offense in check. Reyes flummoxed Hays batters by using an effective army of off- speed pitches. Hays head coach David Null said struggles to hit ground balls also played a factor. Hays was unable to limit pop-ups and fly balls into a stiff breeze. "We were struggling in staying back long enough to stay on top of the ball," Null said. "We were reaching a bit and he had great offspeed stuff. He was effective today." Dickerson was equally effective, aggressively going after Pflugerville batters and limiting them to seven hits. He was helped out by a tenacious defense that battled past five errors on the day. Hays' defense came through in the eighth as the Rebels rectified a throwing error to gun down a potential game winning run at the plate. An inning later, Hays' third baseman Brandon Hunter turned a pivotal double play to close the bottom of the ninth. "Our defense was amazing," Dickerson said. "The underclassmen really stepped up in this game and showed great potential for next year. They did a hell of a job." But errors played a role in the demise of the Rebels in the tenth. An er- ror with two outs allowed Pflugerville to extend the inning for Pena, who delivered a walk-off single to win the game. For Null, the progres- Thyme ( ~A }~ ~ ~ ~"~ N ~ e~' ~ ~ ~' ~-~: ..... i 2; " L~iiiis~:~:: sion during the year, ..... especially with a young ] :~i~:i726 M ehaca [ infield, allowed Hays to answer unknown ques- : .... i tions heading into the year. Aust[ i B,748 I "Most of those guys l .......... (On the ii!Barke:r Rd:) ........... I are young; we're a young ............. ..... ...... ...... team," Null said. "To see how they got better as the year progressed was a neat thing. 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