Tigers outlast Bowie, 6-3
BOWIE – Good teams find ways to win, no matter the situation.
After losing seven of its first nine games (one win, one tie), Jacksboro appears ready to right the ship, having gotten off to an unbeaten start in its first three District 8-3A games. Friday, the host Jackrabbits gave the Tigers everything they wanted, tying the game at three late.
Like the good teams do, the Tigers stormed right back in the top of the seventh and held off the hosts in a closer than it looked 6-3 win. Jacksboro is now 4-0 in the loop and 8-8-1 overall with Bowie falling to 2-2 and 7-10.
Jacksboro Coach Blake Belcher said keeping the faith when times got tough was huge.
“We were locked in from the get-go in this game, so when they came back, I knew we would too,” Belcher said after the two-hour encounter. “Luke Dixon really went all-in as well.”
Dixon had a stellar night at the plate, batting in four runs. Fellow senior Clay Botello did a solid job on the hill, allowing just three hits with eight strikeouts.
For further details, see the March 30 Herald-Gazette.