Caden Robinson did his best to change the outcome of Tueday’s 8-2A baseball opener, but couldn’t pilot Henrietta past Nocona as the Bearcats took a 7-5 loss.
Robinson looked sharp on the hill. He gave up just one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out four during his three innings of work.
Caleb Swofford got the win for Nocona. He allowed four runs over four innings. Caleb struck out three, walked four and gave up three hits.
Aaron Whitehead took the loss for Henrietta, allowing six runs in three innings, walking five and striking out five.
Henrietta jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. The Bearcat’s threat began with a single by whitehead, who advanced to second on a stolen base.
It didn’t take long for Nocona to respond as it scored one run of its own in the first. The Indians scored on an RBI single by Zack Trentham.
Nocona never trailed after scoring three runs in the second on a two-run single by Jackson Phipps.
Nocona tacked on another three runs in the fourth.
After pushing across three runs in the top of the fifth, Henrietta had narrowed the score to 7-4. An RBI single by Daniel Wilson and a fielder’s choice fueled the Bearcats comeback before Swofford induced an inning-ending strike out from Whitehead.
Rody Fenoglio batted in two runs in the game.
One run in the top of the sixth helped Henrietta close its deficit to 7-5. A groundout by Tylor Brown gave the Bearcats life. Nocona stopped the rally after Swofford got Wilson to ground out.
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