946 Fans started off the State Tournament watching Booker (27-5) face Flatonia (24-6). The game started as a pitching duel through the 2nd with Booker allowing the only runner through the 2nd on a walk. In the top of the 3rd, Flatonia managed a leadoff walk an error advanced him and a sac moved him to 3rd. The first hit and RBI of the game would come from Casen Novak in te top of 3. Flatonia’s Marcus would counter with 3 strikeouts in the bottom of 3.
In the fourth, Mica would strikeout but advance on a passed ball dropped 3rd strike. Flatonia would add a run in the top 4 by Gus Venagas. In the bottom of the 4th, Booker would get a leadoff single, an error by the pitcher would put runners on 1st and 2nd. With a sac fly and a wild pitch, Booker would tie the game at 2 at the end of 4.
Flatonia would capitalize on 3 hits batters, 1 walk, a sac fly and 1 hit to plate 4 in the Top 5. Booker was forced to make a pitching change bringing in Hunter Lile. Flatonia Pitcher Marcus Mica would shut down Booker in the bottom on 5. Both pitchers would control the 6th with no runs scored. Flatonia put on two insurance runs in the top of 7 after a walk, a HBP and an error.
Marcus Mica would only face 3 batters on 6 pitches to end the game. The txhighchoolbaseball.com player of the game is Gus Venegas with 2 hits and 3 RBIs. Picture credit to Donald Boyles Baseball Photography.
WP – Marcus Mica. Mica allowed 2 hits, 2 ER, 8 Ks, 1 walk
LP – Jared Reagan
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