Archive - Apr 2012 - Sports Article
This year, athletes like Tim Tebow and Jeremy Lin have gained a lot of attention for using their place in the sports world as a tool to share about their Christian faith. The same can be said for the Borger Mixed Doubles team of Abbie Madden and Alix Whitworth, who on Monday will take part in the 3A State Tennis Tournament down in Austin.
When talking to the two Borger High School seniors, both are quick to point out that they are thankful to the Lord for their opportunities for success on the tennis court.
On Friday the Borger Bulldogs and Frank Phillips College Plainsmen will square off in important games for both teams.
The West Texas Lady Comanches ended the regular season tied with Clarendon in second. They played a game in Pampa Tuesday afternoon to decide post season position. The two teams split the District meetings in regular season. The Tribe took care of business in a close one with a 5-4 win. Erin Summers got the win for WT. She struck out 4 batters and walked 3.
WT took care of the top of the Lady Broncos batting order 1-2-3. Rachel Wallace got the Lady Comanches on the board when she stole home on a passed ball. The score after one was 1-0 WT High.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs and Sanford-Fritch Lady Eagles have scheduled their Bi-District Playoff Round series.
The Borger Lady Bulldogs will begin the 3A playoffs by taking on Lamesa in a best-of-three series in Littlefield.
Game one of the series will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28th with game two to follow. If a third game is necessary, it will take place on Monday, April 30th at 6:00 p.m. in Luttlefield.
West Texas High had two games left on their District schedule on Saturday and they needed just one win out of the two for a playoff spot. They did it, at Claude, in a close one 8-7. The Tribe did an exceptional job defensively, with a double play, and individual effort by all to just keep the ball in front of them. Jess Shields got the win, pitching 5.2 innings, and Carlos Juarez threw the last 1.1 innings. Shields struck out 2 and walked 4, Juarez struck out 2 and walked none.
On Saturday afternoon, the Perryton Rangers jumped out on top of the Borger Bulldogs early and were able to hang on for a 5-3 win in District 1-3A action at Huber Park.
The Bulldogs had a couple of opportunities to either tie the game or take the lead. But good Ranger defense and a big break in the fourth inning kept a late Bulldog rally from taking place.
Perryton opened the game by hitting a lead-off double and RBI single to take a 0-1 lead on the first two pitches of the game.
Before the Bulldogs could get off the field, two errors led to two more Ranger runs, making it a 0-3 game.
On April 10th, the Perryton Rangerettes used a seventh inning rally to get the 10-9 win over the Lady Bulldogs in Perryton.
On Saturday afternoon, late inning heroics took place again, as the Rangerettes scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to escape Borger with a 3-2 win in District 1-3A action.
In the top of the first inning, the Rangerettes took a 0-1 lead off a passed ball at home plate. But the Lady Bulldogs quickly responded in the bottom half of the inning with Alex Lopez hitting a triple and being brought in on a RBI single by Dakota Karins.
On Saturday afternoon, Midland College won both of their WJCAC games against the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen, 6-1 and 16-3.
In game one, Lucinda Ponce hit a home run in the third inning, but the big hit would be just one of the two hits the Lady Plainsmen would get in the game.
After scoring two runs in the first inning, Midland College started to pull away by adding a run in both the third and fourth innings.
On Friday evening, the Odessa College Lady Wranglers (40-15 overall, 16-2 WJCAC) used two late inning rallies to get the two game sweep over the Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen (12-34, 4-14 WJCAC) in WJCAC softball action at LINN Energy Field.
Game One: Odessa College 9 Frank Phillips College 5
MIDLAND-On Friday, the Frank Phillips College Plainsmen split their two games with Midland College Chaparrals by winning game one 7-5 and dropping game two 0-4 in WJCAC play.
The Plainsmen opened game one by scoring four runs in the top of the first inning to give pitcher Brad Wieck a good cushion to work with from the mound.
Midland chipped away at the lead and pulled to within one run in the fifth inning. But the Plainsmen responded by scoring three in the top of the sixth inning.
Joel Villareal had three RBIs and Nolan Hoskins had two RBIs to lead the Plainsmen at the plate.