Big innings key to Lion victories
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Kenedy junior Rolie Zepeda pitched a complete game against Falls City.  The Lions defeated the Beavers 12-0 in 5 innings.
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Big first innings against Falls City and Runge keyed the Lions to victory in both games behind strong pitching performances.

On March 27th the Lions would put up 10 runs on Falls City to give Rolie Zepeda an easy start as he went five innings allowing only 1 hit and striking out 11 in the Lions 12-0 victory.

Then on Friday March 30th the Lions would put up 6 runs in the first behind another strong pitching performance from Freshman Dominic Cruz who would allow 2 runs on 2 hits while striking out 13 in six innings as the Lions would 10 run rule the Yellowjackets 12-2.

Offensively the Lions in the Falls City game were led by Zepeda who went 3 for 3 with 3 runs and a double and triple.

Jeremy Rodriguez would also go 3 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI’s. Aaron Castillo, Dominic Cruz, and Eddie Villarreal all would go 1 for 2.

Isaac Cruz and Tristan Mejia both would go 1 for 4 to round out the hitting for the Lions.

In the Runge game the Lions would be led offensively by Isaac Cruz who went 2 for 2 with a double, 2 runs scored, 2 walks, and a RBI. Freshman Jacob Asebedo would go 3 for 4 and drive in 3 runs including the last one to end the game in the sixth inning.

Zepeda would go 2 for 3 with 2 doubles and 1 RBI. Kris Bryan would also go 2 for 3 with 2 runs and 3 RBI’s. Mejia would go 2 for 4 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI.

Dominic Cruz would go 1 for 3 with a run scored and 1 RBI. Aaron Castillo would go 1 for 4 with a double and a run scored.

Eddie Villarreal would not record an official at bat because he would walk 4 times and score on three of those appearances.

After 3 complete games the Lions are averaging 12 runs a game and averaging 12 hits a game in their 3-0 start to district.

In the first three games opponents are batting 7 for 63 which is a 111 average while the Lions are 35 for 80 which is a 438 average.

For the week of April 2nd thru the 6th the Lions will only have one game which will be the Woodsboro game here in Kenedy starting at 7 on Tuesday the 3rd.

Then on Tuesday April 10th the Lions travel to Port Aransas to finish the suspended game from Kenedy and then play the regular game that was scheduled for that day.

The JV will play at home on Wednesday against Port A starting at 4:30.
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