The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

March 11, 2014

H.S. Roundups: Wildcats, Lady Elks and Indians all fair well over the weekend in baseball and softball

By BRYAN URBACH
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE —

As tournament season comes to a close, the Palestine Wildcats, Elkhart Lady Elks and Frankston Indians baseball and softball teams all finished strong.

 

The Wildcats are coming off two huge wins over the weekend.

 

In the Franklin tournament against New Waverly, Palestine held on to a 4-2 lead until the end as it finished with the win.

 

New Waverly scored one run in the fifth inning, but Palestine’s three-run lead from the fourth kept the score at 4-2.

 

Brian Gummelt racked up two RBIs on two hits for Palestine. He tripled in the first inning and singled in the fourth inning.

 

Tyler Sommers got the win for the Wildcats. He allowed two runs over seven innings. Sommers struck out two, walked two and gave up eight hits.

 

In another tournament game this past weekend, Palestine found itself in a similar situation with a 4-2 win against Teague.

 

Teague scored two runs in the second inning, but despite its efforts , couldn't get over the hump after Palestine took the lead in the second.

 

Palestine was led by a flawless day at the dish by Chico Herod, who went 3-3 against Teague's pitching. He singled in the second, fourth, and fifth innings.

 

Brian Gummelt got the win for the Wildcats, allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings. Gummelt struck out seven, walked seven and gave up two hits.

 

ELKHART LADY ELKS

 

The Lady Elks are coming off an impressive 17-0 win against Crockett on Friday and a 14-4 win against Woden on Monday to put Elkhart at 14-6 on the season and 3-1 in district play.

 

In the game against Crockett, Elkhart’s Camryn Rucker pitched and had six strikeouts. She also went 2-3 batting with a single, double and an RBI.

 

Other notable performances from Elkhart in the game were Shayna McCoy who went 1-2, single, RBI; Courtney Cheatham who went 2-3, 2 singles, 5 RBIs; Megan Davis who went 2-3, single, double; and Ashley Buck who went 2-3, single, double, 1 RBI.

 

Against Woden, Rucker again pitched with six strikeouts. Catie Bridges led the way for the Lady Elks batting 2-4 with two doubles and 3 RBIs.

 

FRANKSTON INDIANS

 

The Frankston Indians came into the weekend seeking a win and they got just that.

 

Frankston pitcher Jordan Thomas threw a no-hitter with 8 strikeouts and 1 walk, also batting 2-4 with 2 RBIs in the Indians' 5-0 win against Hawkins.

 

In a game that was scoreless until the third inning, Frankston came out in the third able to put up two runs to bring the score to 2-0.

 

In the fifth, Frankston was able to put up another two runs and bring the score to 4-0. Frankston’s TJ Brumley also had a strong performance, batting 2-3 with an RBI. Justice Bean for Frankston batted 2-4 and scored two runs.

 

The Indians were able to tack on one more run in the sixth to seal the 5-0 victory.