Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

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April 18, 2014

CHS Baseball/Softball: Whitehouse sweeps Tigers in baseball and softball

Corsicana's baseball team falls 11-3 and the softball team loses 7-3 to Whitehouse on the road in two District 16-4A showdowns.

Corsicana — The Tigers lost a tough game to Whitehouse, 11-3 as the Wildcats' ace, Pat Mahomes, who went four innings and gave up all three runs on two hits and five walks. The Tigers had four hits for the night, but couldn't generate much offense after the first inning.

Corsicana jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, but Whitehouse got a run back in the bottom of the first and erupted for an eight-run second inning to take control of the game.

Brady Harlan led the Tigers at the plate, going 2 for 3 with an RBI and a walk, and he took the loss on the mound.

The loss drops the Tigers to 5-4 in the District 16-4A race with a final game on Friday at Price Field against Jacksonville.

Corsicana's softball Tigers come up short against Whitehouse.

The Tigers push for a district title fell a little short Friday when they lost to Whitehouse, 7-3, on the road in a game that decided the first three spots in the District 16-4A race.

Whitehouse (9-1) wins the district title, Lindale, which split with Corsicana and Whitehouse, takes second at 8-2 and the Tigers take third with a 7-3 record.

They enter the Class 4A playoffs as a No. 3 seed and will play Mansfield Legacy in the bi-district round in a three-game series beginning Thursday or Friday at a site to be determined.

Corsicana made a push for the title, beating Lindale on Tuesday to set up the showdown with Whitehouse, which hit two home runs and capitalized on errors to have a three-run third inning and a three-run sixth.

Sidney Kirk made it close when she belted a three-run homer in the fifth to close the gap to 4-3, but the Tigers didn't score again. Kirk went 2 for 3 and Ashley Spence went 2 for 3 with a double. Carly Cates went 1 for 3 with a double to lead the Tigers at the plate.

“We had two bad defensive innings,'' Corsicana Coach Elizabeth Collier said. “We haven't peaked yet and that's the good thing. Hopefully, we will peak soon.''

 

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