The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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April 18, 2014

H.S. Baseball: Roundup: Palestine gets walk-off win against Groesbeck, Elkhart loses close match

PALESTINE —

The Palestine baseball team had an eventful win against Groesbeck as they were able to score on a walk-off passed ball in the bottom of the seventh to score Abraham Vasquez.

 

The 6-5 win against the Goats in Palestine on Thursday night gave the Wildcats the confidence boost they needed as they make their way into the playoffs.

 

Vasquez led the way for Palestine, hitting 3-for-4, scoring three runs. James David had a solid outing as well as he went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

 

Palestine’s Chico Herod got the start on the mound and had five strike outs and gave up eight hits. After the fifth inning, the Wildcats’ Brian Gummelt came in, in relief of Herod and finished off the Goats. Gummelt had four strike outs and gave up just one hit.

 

ELKHART

 

The Elks also played on Thursday night, coming away with a tough loss against Central Heights by a score of 6-2.

 

On Senior Night, the Elks were looking for a better way to close out their final home game of the season.

 

The Elks fell behind in the second inning 2-0 off two unearned runs.

 

In the bottom of the second, the Elks cut the lead to one and then in the third, tied the game. In the top of the fourth, Central Heights got two more unearned runs, and that would prove to be the deciding factor.

 

The loss puts the Elks at 13-13 overall and 5-6 in district play.

 

The Elks will travel to Crockett next Thursday night at 7 p.m. If Crockett loses to Groveton this weekend, then the winner of next week’s Elkhart/Crockett game will be in the playoffs. If Crockett beats Groveton and the Elks beat Crockett, it will force a play in game between the Elks and Crockett.

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