With Rain delay, ‘Cats split Friday tournament games

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Henrietta baseball took one loss and earned one win Friday at the Bowie Tournament.

In a game that began Thursday and ended Friday due to a weather delay, the varsity Bearcats fell to Jacksboro, 7-4.

Zach Byers faced 14 batters, before relief from Parker Kleinart. The two combined for six strikeouts. Kleinart faced 11 batters.

Philip Davis, Ben Fletcher and Kleinart completed double plays.

Henrietta opened with a 2-1 lead over Jacksboro in the first inning Thursday. On Friday, Jacksboro opened with a five run third inning, while allowing the Bearcats one run. The Tigers added a run in the fourth and Henrietta added one in the fifth. Jacksboro outhit Henrietta 7-4 and committed two errors to the Bearcats five errors.

Joe Dell Willams and Korben Allen finished with one RBI each.

Henrietta jumped on Lake Worth early, leading to a 10-4 win over the Bullfrogs.

Henrietta gigged the ‘Frogs with five runs in the first inning, added one in the second and scored four more in the third inning. Despite eight hits, Lake Worth scored two in the first and two in the fourth. The Bearcats finished with 10 hits. The two teams committed three errors each.

Allen had three RBI’s, Williams and Nick Powell each finished with two RBI’s and a double. Davis also had one RBI.

Ben Fletcher earned the win, with seven innings of work. Fletcher threw seven strikeouts, and 64 strikes on 96 pitches.

The Bearcats (7-5-2) were scheduled to wrap up tournament play today with a 3 p.m. start against Decatur, despite threats of rain. Tuesday, the team hosts district foe Ponder at 4 p.m.

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