by Michael Patrick
In their biggest game of the young district season the Bulldogs traveled to take on West Sabine in a pivotal game to see who would take early control of the district race. Needless to say this game did not disappoint and will go down as one of the best games these rivals have ever played against each other. This game was a pitcher's duel as the two starters combined for 17 strikeouts on the night. It was not until the third inning when Colmesneil finally found a little chink in the West Sabine defense. After Kaleb Lindsey got on base, Zach Costellow hit a double to move Lindsey to third. Then Dylan Falcon stepped up to the plate and hit a hard shot to the shortstop who made a fielder's choice which allowed Lindsey to score what would end up being the winning run and only run of the game for either team. Both teams continued to play lights out defense and the pitchers brought their A+ games. For the night Falcon was 1-2 with an RBI and Zach Bryan continued his hot hitting with a double.
Cole Lowery pitched a seven inning complete game, striking out nine and only allowing one hit on the night to pick up another win on the season. "This was the best game without question I have seen Cole Lowery pitch in my time at Colmesneil. Walker was great behind the plate controlling the game. And this was the best team effort throughout an entire game I have seen too," Coach Jacob Hooker said about the huge win that puts the Bulldogs at 3-0 in district.
The Bulldogs continued their district slate on Friday as they took on the Bulldogs of Broaddus. Matt Bailey took the mound for Colmesneil in this match-up and did not disappoint. He went five innings only giving up three runs while fanning nine. He only allowed two hits as he picked up the win in Colmesneil's 13-3 victory over Broaddus. Chris Carr came in relief and shut the door to pick up the save. Lindsey scored twice and laid down a tremendous squeeze bunt, Dalton Davis went 2-2 with a walk and a sacrifice bunt, Chris Thedford went 2-3 with a walk and two RBI's, Bryan was 2-3 with a RBI, and Cody Walsh was 1-4 with two RBI's.
With the victory the Bulldogs improve to 11-4-1 on the season and 4-0 in district play.
The Lady Dogs finished up the first round of district play this past week as they took on West Sabine and Broaddus. On Tuesday, Colmesneil traveled to West Sabine in a highly anticipated game between teams jockeying for play-off position. This was an intense game throughout.
The Lady Dogs played hard throughout, but could not get their bats going early enough and ran out of time as they were making their rally and fell short 5-3. McKenzie Rogers had a stellar game at the plate as she was able to knock in all three of the Lady Dogs runs. Her first RBI she hit a sacrifice fly which scored Treasured Jackson. Then in the sixth inning she hit a shot over the centerfield wall for her first high school homerun, a two run bomb that scored Kara Standley as well. Standley had two singles in the game and Bayleigh Thedford had two singles also.
The Lady Dogs did not dwell on the loss long as they played Broaddus on Friday. The Lady Dogs wasted no time with the Lady Bulldogs of Broaddus as they run ruled them in three innings 15-0. Merrick Graham had a great game at the plate as she picked up three singles and knocked in two runs. Krista Harris swatted a double and a single and picked up three RBI's. Rogers continued her hot hitting with smacking another double.
With the win the Lady Dogs improved to 5-2 on the season in district play and are right in the thick of things for one of the three play-off spots.
Cole Johnson represented Colmesneil this past week at the Boys State Powerlifting Meet. Cole did an awesome job as he placed 10th overall (all classifications) in his weight class and was 2nd overall in 1A for his weight class.
High School Track
The Bulldogs and Lady Dogs continued their seasons as they competed in the Warren Track Meet this past week. Medaling for the Bulldogs were Dalton Davis who took fourth in the 100 and Blaine Turner who took sixth in the Pole Vault. Medaling for the Lady Dogs were Nikki Noble who took first place in the 400, second in the 100 and second in the 200; and Magen Allen who took fifth in the shot.