HS Baseball: Hawks Come Back to Beat Bulldogs

The Iowa Park Hawks fought back from an early 4-0 deficit to defeat Burkburnett 10-9 Monday night, and pull themselves into a first-place tie in a crowded District 6-3A race.

Kris Tucker and Trent Murray each went three for four for the Hawks, who improved to 6-2 in District play, 14-10 overall.

Tucker also had an RBI single.

Bret Lewis hit his seventh home run of the season in a losing cause for the Bulldogs (13-12, 5-3).

The Hawks pull into a tie at 6-2 with Graham. The teams split their two meetings this season, each winning at home.

Iowa Park finishes the week and the regular-season by visiting Bowie for the Jackrabbits' Senior Night on Tuesday, then hosting Vernon for their own Senior Night on Friday.

Graham hosts Burkburnett Tuesday night before closing the season at Hirschi on Friday.

The Bulldogs have three games remaining, after Tuesday's game in Graham they will finish district play at home against Bowie on Friday, before a non-district game at Decatur on Saturday afternoon.

Jackrabbits Use Hirschi Errors for 5-0 Win

Shi Bailey pitched better than the score indicated Monday night at Hoskins Field, striking out thirteen Bowie batters, but allowing five unearned runs in a 5-0 loss.

The Huskies' defense committed five errors behind Bailey, who also balked in Bowie's final run in the sixth inning.

Collin Edwards doubled home the game's first run in the first inning, finishing 1/1 with three walks.

The game stayed 1-0 into the fourth inning, when Zac Dunnam hit a two-run double as part of a three-run inning that made it 4-0 Jackrabbits.

Marcus Vaughan scored to make it 5-0 when, with runners at the corners, Hayden Moeller took off from first before Bailey started his motion, districting the Hirschi pitcher and causing him to balk Vaughan home.

Austin Conatser went the distance to pick up the win for Bowie (14-12, 2-6), allowing just three hits to the Huskies.

Bowie will play Senior Night Tuesday against Iowa Park, then finish the season at Burkburnett Friday.

Hirschi was playing the first of three straight home games to finish the season. They will host Vernon Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 before wrapping up the year Friday at Hoskins against Graham.