Photos by Amanda Hall
Lavaca made short order of the the Riverside Rebels today in the opening game of the 2A State Tournament as they cruised to an easy 12-1 victory. The Arrows offense powered things up in the second inning when Jayger Wagner doubled with bases loaded scoring 2. Wagner was driven in by a Jimmy Hall’s single to right field. Kaw-Liga Brewer doubled sending Hall to third before Trey Castor hit a hard ground ball single up the gut gut scoring both Hall and Brewer. In all the Arrows posted 6 runs in the inning.
Arrow Defense hit the field and did their job. They played 5 innings of shutdown baseball. Hall was on the bump for the Arrows to start the game and went 3 ¾ innings giving up only 1 run on 1 hit and striking out 5. The team was solid behind their hurler all day. Whether it was athletic plays by Dylan Ellison or sure handed gloves in the outfield this was a total team effort. Wyatt Kiene came out of the bullpen to close out the game.
Come the bottom of the third inning, the Arrows were ready to put the game away for good. They picked up right were the second inning left off, putting up another 6 runs. This high scoring inning started when Jayger Wagner walked with bases loaded scoring Trevon Moore. Jimmy Hall hit into a fielders choice, the ball went home but Colby Clunn slid under the tag and the catcher could not secure the out. Then Kaw-Liga Brewer’s line-drive double scored two more as Hobbs and Wagner crossed the plate. Then Trey Castor rounded out the scoring for the Arrows when his single to center field scored both Hall and Brewer.
Hall was credited with the win for the Golden Arrows Varsity. Austin took the loss for Riverside. He went two innings, allowing six runs on six hits, striking out two and walking zero. Lavaca totaled eight hits. Castor, Hall, and Brewer all managed multiple hits for the Golden Arrows.
With the win the Arrows advance to the second round of the 2A Playoffs tomorrow at 10am. They will play the winner of the Southside vs Woodlawn Game in progress now.