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April 9, 2014

H.S. Baseball: Roundups: Elkhart and Palestine come away with big wins on Tuesday night

PALESTINE —

Both Palestine and Elkhart took to the diamonds on Tuesday and both came away with victories.

 

The Palestine Wildcats won their game easily, handing Fairfield an 11-1 loss on the Eagles turf.

 

Palestine's Chico Herod started the game off for the Wildcats on the mound, and was able to pull out three innings of pitching to earn one run and three strike-outs.

 

Wildcat hurler Brian Gummelt then came in to the game for Herod, giving the Eagles no chance to score any more runs.

 

Gummelt held Fairfield hitless over four innings, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out five.

 

Even with a 6-1 lead heading into the top of the seventh inning, the Wildcats tacked on five more runs of insurance to preserve the 11-1 blowout.

 

Ryan Jones got on base four times in the game for the Wildcats — singling in the second and fifth innings.

 

The top of the second saw Palestine take an early lead, 1-0. The Wildcat's threat began with a single by Jones. A passed ball then moved Jones from first to second. Abraham Vasquez singled, scoring Jones.

 

Palestine held the lead the rest of the game.

 

ELKHART

 

The Elkhart Elks also came away with a victory on Tuesday night as they beat Woden by a score of 7-4 at home.

 

After falling behind early on, the Elks managed to put together a five-run inning.

 

Woden tried to rally in the seventh, but the Elks were able to hold off the Eagles' threat in the bottom of the inning to preserve the win.

 

The victory for the Elks improves their overall record to 12-12 on the season with a 4-5 record in district play with the season coming close to an end. They have four district games left in the season.

 

Friday night will prove to be a statement game for the Elks as they look to improve to 5-5 in district and increase their chances of making the playoffs. They will travel to Groveton to play at 7 p.m.

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