It was the Anderson brother show in the 2nd game of the 4A Semifinal matchup at Disch-Falk field. Together, Aidan and Grant Anderson led the West Orange-Stark Mustangs to an 8-0 win over El Campo to set up a 4A Championship finale between West Orange-Stark and Argyle Thursday evening.
Aidan shut down the El Campo Ricebirds with a complete game shut out, giving up only 1 hit and 1 walk while striking out 11. Anderson allowed only a single in the 3rd and a walk in the 4th but El Campo was not able to move the baserunner over in either inning. He was especially impressive in striking out the side in the bottom of the 7th. 10 of the 11 strike outs were swinging strikeouts.
While Aidan was dominant on the mound, twin brother Grant was equally impressive at the plate. Grant hit a two out RBI triple in a 4 run 5th inning and then broke the game open with a bases loaded double that scored all three runners. He ended with 4 RBIs in the game. Aidan was not bad at the plate either going 1-3 with a walk, getting an RBI, with courtesy runner Aaron Blagburn scoring 2 runs.
West Orange-Stark also had some good defense play. SS Payton Robertson made several good plays with 5 assists and RF Chase Rutledge made a diving catch on the foul line off of a ball that would have been extra bases if fair.
CF and leadoff hitter Grant Lapoint-Teate was injured in the 5th inning of the game sliding into 2nd Base. Status was unknown at the end of the game but he had a broken femur during football season. Coach Shea Landry felt that the injury was a bruise but they were going to get it checked out later.
El Campo, the Region 4 champions, ended their season with a very respectable 29-7 record.