The time has come to close the books on the Lavaca Golden Arrows baseball season. Their season ended yesterday in the second round of the 2A State playoff’s against Woodlawn High school from Rison Arkansas. The loss was obviously disappointing, but this Arrow team accomplished much this year. Lavaca ended the year with a 15-6 overall record. They were District runner-up and Regional Champions. They capped off a great season by making it to the second round of the State playoffs and finishing their season ranked number 6 in the State.
This was a solid team in the field all year. Defensively, they played a very disciplined brand of baseball. Their solid defense was combined with some of the best pitching numbers in the state. The combination of the two gave Lavaca a chance in each and every game they were in. Collectively, the Arrow’s pitching bragged a 2.59 ERA lead by Jimmy Hall (0.76), Colby Clunn (1.83), and Trey Castor (2.56). The Lavaca hurlers were stellar this year. The pitching was backed up by great defense all year.
Combine great defense with some good fire power and you have the keys to success. The top three in batting average this year were Jimmy Hall batting .412 with 23 RBI’s and 2 Home runs, Kaw-Liga Brewer hit .348 with 10 RBI’s, and Jayger Wagner also hit .333 with 12 RBI’s. Trevon Moore and Tyler Armistead also hit a “dinger” this year. Kaw-Liga Brewer and Tyler Hobbs lead the team in Stolen Bases. Brewer had 17 while Hobbs added 10. In all the Arrows out scored their opponents 146-81 this season.
Lavaca says goodbye to six seniors. Jimmy Hall, Tyler Armistead, Colby Clunn, Trevon Moore, Trey Castor, and Dylan Ellison have been a special group of kids. They have played ball together since they could remember. They are not only teammates but they really are “buds”. These kids have a special bond. The kind of bonds that seam to only form in small towns. They have played together, laughed together, cried together; they have pushed each other to be best, corporately and personally. They have set an example for our younger and future Arrows to follow. They have left their “mark’ on Lavaca! Good luck in your future endeavors. There is no doubt you will find success wherever you land.