Basesball team competes in ACS Tournament
IOWA PARK – Jacksboro’s varsity baseball team has been failed by its defense throughout the early portion of the 2017-18 campaign, losing three games out in Lubbock and going 1-3-1 in action both here and in Henrietta.
Rains had forced the games scheduled for Windthorst to be moved here because the Hawk field has artificial turf. Jacksboro managed a 6-all tie with Vernon in its tournament opener March 1 and then lost 12-0 to Iowa Park and 8-7 to Muenster, averaging four errors a game in the process.
Against the Lions, Jacksboro held the Class 4A Lions to just four hits but Vernon took advantage of five errors, two of them coming in the top of the sixth to help the squad rebound from a 6-3 deficit. The Tigers scored once in the first inning as Lathan Lowrance opened with a walk, moved to third on Tyler Harmonson’s single and scored on a wild pitch.
Jacksboro plated two second-inning runs, opening with Ty Kennedy’s double down the left field line. Caleb Nunley drew a one-out walk and advanced to second, the pair scoring on Payton Laake’s two-out single for a 3-1 lead. Laake and Lowrance, who singled, were left following a strikeout.
For further details, see the March 9 Herald-Gazette.