Submitted by Wayne Money
The 2013 Cowboy baseball season started last week at Boot Hill, and the hosts for the Cowboy Challenge were certainly ready to play ball. The Cowboys won Thursday’s season opener against the Lafayette Hornets 13 to 0, and then capped off the challenge with a 4 to 0 win Friday against the visiting Maclay Marauders. Taylor Howell picked up the pitching victory in Thursdays contest allowing only 3 hits, 1 walk and 6 strikeouts over four innings, and Zack Money picked up the victory Friday going four innings while allowing 1 hit, 3 free passes and striking out 9. Freshman, Alex Tyson, got the first save of his young career Friday pitching a strong inning to end the game.
For the two games combined, Cowboy batters racked up 19 hits, 11 walks and 14 RBI’s. Leading the way in hits were Patrick Bowen, Taylor Howell and Akevious Williams with four hits each including 3 doubles for Patrick. DJ McKnight contributed with five RBI’s off 2 sac flys, a double and a 3-run homer, and Jake Latner and Zack Money were walked three times each. Jake picked up 2 hits and 2 runs scored, and Wayne Driggers and Drew Richardson picked up RBI singles.
The Cowboys next take on the Suwannee Bulldogs in Live Oak Friday, February 15, 2013. The next home game is not until February 26th against the Hamilton County Trojans.
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