Dogs Knock Off New Waverly In 10 Innings

Crockett plated three runs in the top of the 10th and then shut down New Waverly in its final at-bat to secure a 4-1 district road win Tuesday night.

Tied 1-1 with bases loaded and two outs, Ty Dowell hit a hard line-drive to third base to bring home Colby Davenport for the go-ahead run.

With bases still full of Bulldogs, Larren Reeves drilled a shot to left field bringing in Drew Corry and Case Robinson for a 4-1 lead. New Waverly cut down Dowell for the third out, but that was all the runs Crockett would need.

In the bottom of the 10th, New Waverly hit a pop-up in foul territory that was caught by first baseman Dowell for the first out. After a walk issued by Davenport, who relieved starter Robinson the last three innings, the next batter flew out.
With New Waverly down to its final out, starting pitcher Michael Reyes sent a fly ball into shallow leftfield. Crockett shortstop Larren Reeves dropped back and snagged the ball on a running catch to ice the victory.

Crockett took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second. After a leadoff walk by Larren Reeves and a single by Willie Revels, Reeves scored on a RBI by designated hitter Huntrael Watson.

The Bulldogs loaded the bases in the sixth with a leadoff walk by Drew Corry, a one-out walk by Dowell and a single to leftfield Larren Reeves. New Waverly turned a double-play to end the threat and hold the Bulldogs to a 1-0 lead.

New Waverly tied the game in the seventh. After the leadoff batter struck out, Ben Roberts hit a single and advanced to second on a throwing error to first. Following another strikeout by Robinson for the second out, Roberts scored on a RBI single by Sam Postel. A ground-out by the next batter ended the threat and sent the game into extra innings.

After Robinson was relieved on the mound by Davenport in the eighth, New Waverly went down in order on a ground-out and a pair of flyouts.

In the top of the ninth, the Bulldogs had a runner in scoring position after a leadoff single by Larren Reeves, who stole second. After the next two batters struck out, Reeves was thrown out attempting to steal third.

Davenport struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth, extending the game into the 10th inning.

New Waverly starting moundsman Michael Reyes was relieved by Kevin Carlson to face Crockett in the top of the 10th, but he was unable to shut down the Bulldogs.

Larren Reeves led Crockett's hitting with a 4-for-4 performance that included a double, a walk, and 3 RBI. Robinson batted 3-for-4 with a sacrifice.

After hosting Westwood on Friday, the Bulldogs travel to Trinity on Tuesday and go to Elkhart on Thursday, March 24 for a showdown with the No. 6-ranked Elks, who are 2-0 in district and 12-1 on the year.

Buffalo was 2-0, while New Waverly, Trinity, Leon and Crockett were all 1-1. Westwood and Onalaska round out the standings.