In game one, the Longhorns tied the Buckaroos 3 to 3. Ty Jimerson was on the mound for the first time in district, while Jimerson had control problems in the first several innings he settled down in the latter half of them game and kept his team in the ball game.
After a week off due the Fair Break, the Longhorn bats were a little cold, and could only manage three hits all game against a great pitching and defensively sound Freer squad. Seth Pipkin, Tyler Townsend, and Caleb Montgomery collected the RBI’s. Alex Combs and Jeffery Hardwick played solid defense all night long to help the Longhorns.
In game two, both teams found their stride at the plate turning the second game into a “slug fest”. Combs, Colton Guerrero, Pipkin, Hardwick, and Clayton Whitely all had hits. Whitley and Hardwick both had doubles, and Pipkin contributed with a triple. Guerrero pitched two solid innings and left the game with a 6 to 5 lead. Whitley came in the third and fourth innings and pitched outstanding striking out five of the 11 batters he faced earning him his first save of the season. “I knew I had to come in a pitch a good game once Coach Dunnam put me on the mound. I had a little bit of a control problem to start with, but the defense behind me made some great plays and helped me out a lot until I could find my rhythm”, said Whitley after the game.
The JV Longhorns improve their overall record to 5-4-2, with a district record of 4-0-1. Coach Dunnam said, “Freer was a good team, probably one the best teams we have faced in a long time. These young men played their hearts out, and I am proud of how they played especially in the second game.
The team’s next home game will be Tuesday, April 14, at 5 p.m. against Jourdanton.