Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


April 9, 2013

GC Baseball: Teague runs away from Blooming Grove, 11-3


Blooming Grove’s path to the playoffs just got a little trickier.

The Lions could have solidified their standing a win Tuesday, but Teague left Lions Field with a 11-3 victory, and moved into a virtual tie with Blooming Grove.

Blooming Grove fell to 14-5, and 7-2 in District 23-2A. Teague improved to 15-6, 6-2.

The game was close through five innings, tied 2-2 despite the fact there were four hits between the two teams. Teague added two in the sixth, without a hit, and Blooming Grove left the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning, despite getting two of its three hits.

In the seventh, Teague broke it open off relievers Jacob Conger and Daniel Pelzel, scoring seven runs on six hits. Austin Skinner had a two-RBI triple, part of a 3 for 3 night with three RBIs.

Blooming Grove starter Dalton Blake was done two batters after a squeeze bunt in the sixth made it 4-2, Teague, but through five he had been solid, surrendering three hits and striking out eight.

Blooming Grove scored in the third without the benefit of a hit. Shane Battenfield reached on an error, went to second as the ball scooted into left field, moved to third on a fly ball and scored on a balk to make it 2-1 Teague.

In the fourth, the Lions tied it, 2-2, when Jacob Williams led off with a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt from Jarod Obenour, then scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch after Teague starter Aaron Mitchell walked the bases loaded.

It was the first of three straight innings the Lions left two runners on. In the sixth, they got to reliever Austin Skinner for two hits, and loaded the bases, but left all three perched on their bags. They were 1 for 9 during the stretch with runners in scoring position, with the lone hit – a two-out, infield single from Brody Owens with two on – failing to plate a runner.

Teague effectively executed two suicide squeeze bunts, the latter of which made it 4-2 in the sixth when Seth Strader laid it down to Blake, who tried to flip it to home with his glove. Blake had hit the first batter, walked the second, then with a 2-0 count, coach Matt Anderson intentional put on Skinner, who was 2 for 2 with a double and RBI before the at bat.

Teague 11,

Blooming Grove 3

Teague 101  002  7 – 11  9  4

Bl. Grove 001  100  1 – 3  4  2

WP – Aaron Mitchell

LP – Dalton Blake

Top Hitters – T: Austin Skinner 3-3 (2B, 3B, 3 RBIs), Evan Goodwin 2-2 (2 runs), Dustin West 2-4 (2 RBIs, 2 runs, sac). BG: Brody Owens 1-2 (2 BBs), Jacob Williams 1-2 (run), Keller Southard 1-3, Jacob Conger 1-3 (RBI).

Records – Teague 15-6, 6-2 in District 23-2A. Blooming Grove 14-5, 7-2.

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