Kenedy collected four hits against Port A starter Jake Roberts , but that wasn’t enough as Kenedy fell 16-2 to Port Aransas at Kenedy on Tuesday. The lead stayed with Port Aransas after the first, when they scored two runs on a sacrifice fly by Scott and an RBI single by Roberts. Kenedy countered with a run of their own in the first when Dom Cruz scored to cut the lead to 2-1, this was as close as the Lions would come to the Marlins as Port A exploded for 8 runs in the top of the second. The Kenedy offense and defense struggled all night as the Marlins cruised to a 16-2 victory. The loss moved the Lions into third place in district with a 4-3 record. Port Aransas improved to 5-2 in district and are in second place.
Dom Cruz leads Kenedy to 1-0 victory thanks to 15 strikeouts
Friday was a great day for Dom Cruz, as he threw his second shutout of the season to carry Kenedy to a 1-0 victory over Falls City at Kenedy in seven innings Friday night.
Cruz baffled Falls City, striking out 15 batters on the night while walking only one. Kenedy’s pitcher tossed seven innings of shutout ball and allowed only three hits. It was also a good day at the plate for Kenedy’s Dominic Cruz, he went 2-4 and scored the game winning run.
It was a great defense battle as Falls City starting pitcher Justin Twine faced off with Kenedy ace Dominic Cruz. Both teams struggled offensively leaving the game tied at 0 in the bottom of the seventh. It looked like the game would go to extra innings as Falls City relief pitcher Austin Camber struck out the first two Lions batters to start the bottom of the frame. With two down Dom Cruz hit a chopper in front of home plate and he was safe at first when the throw from Camber hit him in the back. Cruz quickly stole second on the first pitch setting the stage for senior left fielder Javier Hernandez to drive Cruz in with a walk off RBI single. The win pushed Kenedy’s district record to 5-3, and with the loss Falls City is still in first place with a 7-1 district record. The Lions will be at home against Runge for a district contest Tuesday at 7:00.