Photos By Amanda Hall
Cotter scored four runs in the third inning to capture an early 4-2 lead Saturday, but the Lavaca Golden Arrows did what good teams are supposed to do this time of year. The Arrows battled back and won 10-4 in their quarter final game of the 2A West Regional Tournament.
Lavaca took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning. In that inning, Jimmy Hall had a sacrifice fly scoring Tyler Hobbs for the Arrows, then Kaw-Liga Brewer tripled on the first pitch of his at bat, scoring Jayger Wagner, and Trey Castor grounded out, scoring Brewer. The Arrows never looked back. They put up another four runs in the fifth inning. The big inning started with a lead off single by Trevon Moore followed by a hard line drive single by Dillon Ellison to right field. Colby Clunn laid down a beautiful sacrifice bunt putting both runners in scoring position. Tyler Hobbs reached an error scoring a run, Jayger Wagner doubles off the center field wall scoring Hobbs, and Hall rounds out the scoring with a line drive single to score Wagner.
Castor was the winning pitcher for the Golden Arrows. He lasted four and a third innings, allowing two hits and zero runs while striking out three. Wyatt Kiene threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen. Kevin Walker took the loss for Cotter. He allowed 13 hits and nine runs over four and a third innings, striking out five and walking zero.
Lavaca totaled 17 hits in the game. Wagner, Hobbs, Moore, Castor, Hall, and Brewer each collected multiple hits. Hobbs and Wagner both managed three hits to lead Lavaca. Cotter scattered five hits in the game. Walker and Adams managed multiple hits for Cotter.
With the win, Lavaca advances to the semi-finals and guaranteed a spot in the State tournament next week. But first, they will face the number one seed from the north, Flippin, tomorrow at 1 pm. Also advancing is Hector and Danville. Stay tuned this will be a fight to the finish.