Fighting for Playoffs

Drake Drymond, Sports Editor

Lobo Baseball came into the game this past Thursday, 5th in the district standings one spot away from the final play-off spot and needing a win against a rival in Cy-Falls to move into a tie for that final spot; the end result was not what they expected.

“We thought we were going to beat them, but they had a different attitude about it,” Head Coach Sedeño said.

The game got off to a rough spot with Pitcher Orion Drymond hitting two batters that would ultimately result in two runs due to a single and sacrifice fly-out by Cy-Falls.

“We came out a little lackadaisical,” Coach Mindrup said.

The Lobos responded on offense with a run of their own on a sacrifice Fly-out by Sutton Dole.  A fly out by Nico Ramos ended the inning with the Lobos down 2-1.  Nothing eventful happened then until the third inning.  The inning started with a lead-off hit by Cy-Falls which would come around to score on a line drive into right field.  The Lobos would attempt to respond again, but this time they didn’t; with runners on 1st and 2nd with only one out the Lobos had two pop-outs that ended the inning stranding 2 runners on base.

“We had some opportunities… we need to improve timely hitting… we couldn’t get the big runs across when we needed to,” Senior Shortstop Tommy Tolve said.

A solo-shot in the fourth inning extended Fall’s lead to three now up 4-1.  Once again the Lobos bats were silent in the bottom fourth and continued into the fifth.

“We didn’t swing the bats very well we only had a couple of hits,” Junior Left Fielder Corey Holland said.

In the sixth inning the Lobos offense finally produced, with a pair of doubles by the first two batters; with runners on 3rd and 2nd with one out the team seemed in prime position to score but didn’t with a pair of fly-outs ending the inning after the Lobos left 3 runners on.

“We didn’t find the holes,” Coach Barry said.

In the final inning Cy-Falls added another run on a couple of errors that pushed their lead to four.  That would be to much as the Lobos offense failed to produce a single hit ending the game with a loss 5-1.

“We stayed behind hitters… we hit the ball hard but we hit it right to them and that was probably the difference tonight,” Coach Barry said.