Falls City muffles Cowboys’ bats 

 

     In their only action of the past week, the D’Hanis Cowboys fell to Falls City, 4-1, on the road last Thursday, April 1.

From last Tuesday, March 30, the Cowboys beat Utopia, 14-0 in District 31-A play.

    This week, D’Hanis (12-4 season, 2-0 district) will be back in league play, hosting Knippa on Friday, April 9, and visiting Utopia on Tuesday, April 13. Both games are set for 4:30 starts.

     In the win over Utopia, the Cowboys ended it in 41/2 innings, scoring 2, 3, 4 and 5 runs in their four at-bats. After a second inning triple by Eusebio Tapia, sophomore Dante Diaz drilled an inside-the-park home run with a shot to the right center gap.

Layton Herrmann worked four innings on the mound, as he and Ryan Hendry combined on a two-hitter.

     At FC on Thursday, the Cowboys took a 1-0 lead in the second, but that was it offensively, as they collected only four hits on the day. The Beavers scored two in the third and one each in the fourth and sixth.

PHOTO / JEFF BERGER

Thomas Beard comes up firing on a grounder to third.