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Wesley Rogge slides in under a Bandera tag in Monday’s night loss to the Bulldogs. Hondo bounced back the next night, climbing to 5-3 in district with a 10-4 win over Lytle.

Owls score in each inning, beat Lytle

By Jeff Berger
Anvil Herald Sports Editor

With a playoff spot already clinched, the Hondo Owl baseball team scored in every inning Tuesday, April 21, at Bridges Field to move back into sole possession of third place in the District 29-AAAA race.

The Owls recorded a 10-4 win over Lytle, climbing to 5-3 in the league chase, and to 13-7-1 on the year.

Hondo has a playoff berth wrapped up, but, depending how the final week of action goes, could finish in second,third or fourth place in the district standings.

The Owls finish the regular season with the two teams still ahead of them in the standings. They visit league-leading Boerne on Friday, April 24, and finish the year with Senior Night next Tuesday, April 28, when they host Fredericksburg. Both games start at 7 p.m.

Things began a little shaky for the Owls in the top of the first inning, as Lytle got a two-run double from Isaiah Ramirez to take the early lead.

Hondo answered with a two-out rally in the bottom of the inning to tie the game. Brian Dominguez and Zach DeLeon both singled, sandwiched around a pair of walks, to tie the game.

Hondo took the lead for keeps in the second, with three runs. The only hit was a leadoff single by Marcus Garcia. After that, Lytle’s defense disappeared. The Pirates committed four errors, and had two passed balls and two wild pitches, all in that inning.

Hondo made it 7-2 after three innings. Andrew DeLeon opened with a single, and scored on Isaiah Quintanilla’s single to left. Willie Keilman came home on Ryan Frosch’s sacrifice fly to center.

Lytle scored a run in the fourth, which the Owls answered. Dalton Graff walked and came home on an Andrew DeLeon double to right.

The teams traded runs again in the fifth. Hondo’s came when Quintanilla walked, stole second and came home on Frosch’s single back through the middle.

Up 9-4, the Owls added one more run in the sixth. Hunter Eitze drew a leadoff walk, and eventually scored after a pair of wild pitches. For the game, Lytle committed five errors, walked 10 Hondo batters, and recorded six wild pitches and four passed balls.

Frosch went the distance on the mound to pick up the win for the Owls. He struck out six and allowed seven hits to climb to 4-2 on the year.

Bandera’s late surge puts away Hondo

Bandera -- An early three-run lead slipped away from the Hondo Owls on Monday, in a 5-3 baseball loss to Bandera.

The Bulldogs tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, then took the lead with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

The game, originally scheduled for Friday, was rained out and postponed to Monday evening.

Hondo picked up runs in three of the first four innings to go ahead 3-0. In the first inning, Wesley Rogge hit a one-out single, stole second, then scored on a Brian Dominguez single.

After the Owls missed an opportunity in the second, leaving the bases full, they scored another run in the third. Dominguez doubled, and came home on Hunter Eitze’s single to right.

In the fourth, three two-out singles by Marcus Garcia, Ryan Frosch and Rogge created the Owls’ third run.

But Hondo managed only two more singles the rest of the game, finishing with 11 total hits.

Bandera collected only five hits in the whole game, but strung together four singles in the fourth inning to tie it.

A Bulldog runner got aboard in the fifth on a dropped third strike, then proceeded to steal second. He came home on an error, one of four by the Owls.

With two outs in the sixth, multiple errors created the Bulldogs’ insurance run.

For Hondo, Rogge was 3-for-4 at the plate, and Garcia was 3-for-3.
















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