The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

March 13, 2013

H.S. Baseball: Cayuga continues hot start to district play

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

— Seniors Chantz Holland and Hunter Johnson combined for a no-hitter, and the Cayuga baseball team plated 13 runs in the fifth inning en route to a 23-0 rout of Cross Roads Tuesday.

With the win, Cayuga remains perfect in District 19-A and the Wildcats are outscoring their opponents 67-0 in the first three district games.

Holland and Johnson combined to allow only one baserunner all night, via an error.

Chandler and Wesley Rigdon each had three hits and scored three times to lead the Cayuga offense in the victory, an offense that plated at least two runs in every inning of the game.

Cota Wilburn and Brayden Walthall each also had three hits in the victory.

In junior varsity action, the Cayuga JV did its best impression of the varsity squad, beating Cross Roads 9-0 to remain unbeaten on the year.

Cayuga (9-2, 3-0) will host LaPoynor Friday, with first pitch set for 5 p.m.


Despite a valiant effort from starting pitcher Brian Gummelt, the Palestine baseball team dropped its district-opener Tuesday against Rusk, 7-4.

Gummelt pitched a complete game in the loss, striking out six while giving up only four earned runs.

Juan Trejo led Palestine with a 2-for-4 effort at the plate, while Ryan Zavala belted a two-run home run and Chico Herod added an RBI hit.

With the win, Rusk improved to 2-0 in District 19-3A, keeping pace with fellow-unbeaten Groesbeck.

Palestine hits the road Friday, heading to Groesbeck to take on the Goats. Subvarsity action begins at 4:30 p.m., with varsity action to follow at 7 p.m.