On Friday night in Quincy, the Cowboy varsity baseball team won their second district game of the week and fourth game of the week overall against the host East Gadsden Jaguars. It was evident from the start the players were a little flat and it would be a struggle to finish out a week that included four games, a sponsor luncheon, nine week exams, a wonderful Rally-for-Ryan, practice and a lot of girl chasing. The Cowboys trailed 4 to 2 heading into the sixth inning, but they finally found the patience and energy to force across seven runs and end any hopes the Jaguars had for an upset. With the 9 to 4 victory, the Cowboys season record now stands at 10 wins and 4 losses, with a 4A District 2 leading record of 4 and 2. Taylor Howell picked up the victory pitching 5 1/3 innings allowing three earned runs and striking out eleven, and Heath Carroll relieved shutting down the Jaguars for 1 2/3 innings with three strikeouts. Heath lowered his team leading ERA to 1.20 and has now pitched 11 2/3 innings on the season with only one hit batter.
For the game, Patrick Bowen led the way offensively going 4 for 4 at the plate. Jarrod Burns, Heath Carroll, an Jake Latner all went 2 for 4 at the plate with Jarrod driving in two runs and launching his 2nd home run of the season, Heath driving in four runs and Jake driving in two. DJ McKnight and Taylor Howell added singles with DJ driving in his team high 16th run of the season.
The Cowboys take the field again Monday, March 19th when they travel to Jasper for a contest against the Hamilton County Trojans at 7:00pm.
DON’T FORGET – The next home game is Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00pm against those Bulldogs from Taylor County, so rest up and come out Thursday and help cheer the Cowboys to victory. I’ll betcha this will be a game to remember.
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