Lion baseball team leading district
Apr 08, 2011 | 388 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The district 31-A baseball season got under way two weeks ago and the Lions remained undefeated in the first week of play as they beat Port Aransas 5-4 and Pettus 4-3. In the Port Aransas game Rolie Zepeda would get the win on the mound with Isaac Cruz picking up a save. Zepeda would score in the first inning to give the Lions a 1-0 lead. Port A would tie it in the 4th 1-1. The Lions would then score three in the top of the 5th as Havron, Bell, and Gaskamp would all score with Mejia coming up with the big 2 out double. Port A would tie it back up in the 6th inning scoring 3 runs of their own. The winning run would come as Bell would tag up and score on Cruz’s line drive to right.

In the second game of the week the Lions hosted the Pettus Eagles. Bell would take the mound to start and go 3 innings before giving way to Cruz who would pitch the last 4 innings for the win. Bell didn’t give up any hits but was still having trouble with his control and left the game with a 4-2 lead. The Lions would score 2 in the first as Zepeda and Bell would both score off starter Ryan Beck who would pitch the whole game for the Eagles. Pettus would get 1 run in the second and third both unearned to tie the game after the top of the third but the Lions would answer with 2 in the bottom of the third as Havron and Gaskamp would score in the inning. It would get exciting in the seventh inning as Pettus would score 1 run and leave the bases loaded before the final out would be recorded.

In week two the Kenedy Lions stayed perfect as they defeated the Falls City Beavers at home on Wednesday 8-4 and then traveled to Runge on Friday to defeat the Yellowjackets 14-4 to go 4-0 in district play. In the Falls City game Jason Medina took the mound for the Lions and pitched 3 and 1/3 innings giving up 1 unearned run before giving way to Isaac Cruz who would finish out the last 3 and 2/3 innings earning the win. Cruz would come in with the Lions down 1-0. Kenedy would tie it in the bottom of the 4th as Bell would be driven in by Cruz. The Beavers would get 3 unearned runs in the top of the 5th. The Lions would even it up in the bottom of the 5th as Jon Asebedo, Rolie Zepeda, and Jake Havron would all score to make it 4-4 after 5. Cruz would shut down the Beavers in the 6th and then in the bottom the Lions would score 4 runs with Asebedo, Zepeda, Havron, and Gaskamp all crossing home plate in the inning. Cruz would pick up the win on the mound and go 3-3 at the plate with 5 rbi’s

In the Runge game Rhett Bell would take the hill for the Lions and battle through some control problems and pitch all six innings for the win. The Lions would jump to an early 4 run lead as Havron, Bell, Gaskamp, and Mejia would all score to open the game. Runge would answer in the 2nd inning as they would score 3 unearned runs behind no hits and 3 errors. In the 4th inning the Lions would take a 5-3 lead as Zepeda would score behind Havron’s double. The Yellowjackets would get that run back in the bottom of the 4th behind two hits to make it 5-4. In the 5th inning the Lions would get some distance from the Yellowjackets as Gaskamp and Cruz would reach on errors followed by an rbi single from JD De Los Santos. Asebedo would walk to load the bases in which would be followed by Zepeda’s grand slam home run to make it 10-4. Bell would settle down and get three up three down in the bottom of the 5th. In the 6th the Lions would plate 4 runs as Cruz, Mejia, De Los Santos, and Roland Carrasco would all score to make it 14-4. Bell would get rid of the walk with a double play line drive to Gaskamp at first, then pitch around an error by striking out the last batter to end the game. Zepeda would have 6 rbi’s on the day with his grand slam and a 2 run double. Havron and De Los Santos would each also go 3 for 4 on the day. With the win the Lions are now 4-0 in district play and 13-5 overall for the year. Week three brings a trip to Woodsboro on Tuesday and a home game with Port Aransas coming to Kenedy to start the second half of district play on Friday. It has been a team effort as everyone is contributing when called upon.
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