Season, streak end for DíHanis
The DíHanis Cowboys were in it for the
duration Friday afternoon. April 25, but were unable to overcome
the three runs put up by Center Point in the top of the third
The resulting loss dropped the Cowboys to 6-6
in the District 30-A race, and brings to a close what had to be
one of the longest streaks in any sport in the state of Texas.
The Cowboys missed the baseball playoffs this
season for the first time since 1982, ending a streak of 31
consecutive years -- and 53 of the last 54, dating back to 1960 --
in the postseason.
In the game with Center Point, both pitchers, DíHanisí
Nathan Young and CPís Aaron Walters, tossed four-hitters.
But the Cowboys could manage only a single run
in the bottom of the first inning. The Pirates countered with
three in the top of the third for all of their scoring.
DíHanis continued to struggle in the field,
committing five errors in the loss.
Center Point will receive a first-round bye in
the playoffs, and will face the winner of a bi-district series
between Port Aransas and Benavides.
District runner-up Charlotte will face Mason at
bi-district, and third-place finisher Brackett will battle Ozona
in the first round.