Tough week for Hawks baseball
RED OAK - The Hawks entered the week in good position for the play-offs but oh how things can change. They traveled to Ennis on Tuesday, April 5, but costly errors cost the Hawks the game and they lost 6-2.
On Friday, April 8, their job got even harder as they hosted district leading and undefeated Mesquite Poteet. The Hawks held the Pirates in the first inning thanks to great defense and then jumped out to a two run lead.
The Hawks pitching and defense kept the high scoring Pirates to one run through three innings and both teams had opportunities to score. However in the fourth, Poteet caught up to the Hawks pitching and rip some shots into the gaps and scored three more runs to take a 4-1 lead.
The Hawks never gave up and had two opportunities with runners in scoring position, but the Pirates’ defense put an end to that. The Pirates went on to win 5-2 with this being one of their closest games in District 15-4A.
The Hawks had no time to think about the loss to Poteet as they had a quick turn around and another tough game against Waxahachie on the road. In the last meeting, the Hawks beat the Indians in a 2-0 contest at home and the Indians were looking to avenge the loss and also stay in the play-off hunt.
For the second game in a row, the Hawks just couldn’t find the right combination with runners on base and timely hits. Both teams played great defense robbing each other of extra base hits and runs.
In the third, the Indians were able to get two runs across and added on more in the fifth. The Hawks finally got on the board in the top of the sixth, but that would be as close as they would come as the Indians went on to win 4-1.
The JV Hawks also played Waxahachie in Red Oak and after a see-saw battle through the first few innings, the Hawks finally responded to the motivation given by Coach Gilbreth and went out and scored 3 runs to take a 3-2 lead.