Lon Morris Baseball: My Site News
Cats Lose Heartbreaker in Weatherford Thursday night.
The LMC Bearcats lost to Weatherford College 2-1 on a walk off homerun late Thursday night.
The game was scoreless through seven innings when the Bearcats took the lead in the top of the eighth. Joseph Gonzalez led off the inning with a walk, Warren Stehn sacrificed him over to second, and J.R. Harmon singled in Gonzalez with one out to make the score 1-0. The Cats escaped the bottom of the 8th when reliever Randy Sanchez struck out the Coyote designated, Zabansky, to end the inning with a runner at third base.
LMC was unable to push a run across in the top of the ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, Sanchez coaxed a pop up on the infield that was dropped. WC sacrificed the runner over to second, and he advanced to third on a wild pitch and two pitches later scored on another wild pitch. With a 3-2 count the WC leadoff hitter, Vandaveer, turned on a Sanchez fastball and hit the foul pole for a walk off homerun.
Andrew Kautz was the starter for LMC. He pitched six innings giving up 4 hits, no runs, and striking out 5. Randy Sanchez was the hard luck losing pitcher, throwing 2 and a third innings giving up 2 hits and striking out 3. Harmon had two hits to pace the Bearcats on offense, David Bloodworth also added a hit.
The Bearcats start conference play this weekend vs. Navarro College. The game as been moved and re-scheduled for Sunday because of rain. A site has yet to be determined. Possible sites include at Navarro College in Corsicana starting at Noon, or Mesquite Poteet HS starting at 2:00 PM. Will update on Saturday after weather moves through.
Friday, February 3
Cats lose 3rd Game to NEO
The LMC Bearcats lost the series finale against NEO today at Bearcat Park. Once again the big inning hurt the Bearcats as errors plagued LMC this time. NEO posted a 5 run third inning aided by 3 errors and 3 walks. Four of the runs were unearned.
Blake English was the hard luck starter for LMC and took the loss. He was hurt by defensive mistakes and couldn't make it out of that third innning.
The Bearcats had their best game at the plate of the young season and out hit NEO 10-9. David Bloodworth had 3 hits, Lucas Ogaz had 2 hits, and Stehn, Harmon, Jimenez, Gill, and Daffron all chipped in a hit apiece.
LMC is back in action with a double header at Hill College on Monday.
Thursday, February 2
Cats lose DH to visiting NEO
The LMC baseball team lost a double header today to visiting Northeastern Oklahoma. The Bearcats lost game one 8-3 and game two 14-2.
The Cats had a hard time staying out of the big inning on defense against the Golden Norsemen. In each game of the double header, LMC gave up a 5 spot in one inning. It proved to be the difference in the first game and pushed the NEO lead in the second game to 7-2 after the 2nd inning. Small mistakes are plaguing the Bearcats right now and those small mistake are leading to big innings for the opposition.
Warren Stehn was the offensive start for the Bearcats in the first game. He went 3-3 with a double and his first homerun. Joseph Gonzalez also added a hit and scored a run in game one.
In game two, the pitching giving up too many walks (11) once again bit the Bearcats leading directly to seven runs. Chris Gonzalez was the starting pitcher and took the loss.
David Bloodworth, Joseph Gonzalez, and Cody Daffron all picked up hits for the Cats in game two.
Tuesday, January 31
LMC drops DH at McLennan
The LMC Bearcats dropped both ends of a double header at McLennan Community College in Waco on Sunday. In the season opener that was pushed back a day and moved to Waco because of weather, the Bearcats dropped the first game 5-1 behind a solid pitching performance from Freshman Blake English. English pitched 5 innings and gave up 2 earned runs. The LMC offense was stifled by MCC and only collected 5 hits in the 7 inning tilt.
In the 2nd game, LMC jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, scoring single runs in the first and second innings. But the Bearcat pitchers failed to throw enough strikes and walked 14 Highlanders in route to a 14-6 loss. Anthony Parise was the starter on the mound for LMC and took the loss. Jeb Clark was the offense star for the Bearcats with 2 hits, 2 RBI, including a solo HR. David Bloodworth also had a RBI. The Bearcats walked 9 times and had 7 hits.
LMC is back in action on Thursday, Feb. 2 with a DH vs. Northeastern OK.