Thorndale baseball hopes fading fast

Bulldogs need to win out to have a chance


Tyler Miller went 2-for- 3 in the Bulldogs’ loss to Rogers Friday night. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Tyler Miller went 2-for- 3 in the Bulldogs’ loss to Rogers Friday night. Reporter/Teresa Ging After reaching the state baseball tournament in five of the last six years, the Thorndale Bulldogs are going to needd some help to get back.

Standing at 6-6 in district play, the Bulldogs (16-8) need to win out and Lexington in turn would have to lose out for them to sneak in the playoff bracket.

With two games left, the Bulldogs w ill host Lexington on Thursday and travel to Jarrell on Tuesday for the final game of the regular season.

The Bulldogs kept hope alive Tuesday night with a resounding 12-2 victory over Lago Vista at Bulldog Field.

Thorndale put the game out of reach by plating nine runs in the second and third innings.

Josh Ware and Paxton Jordan led the way with three hits apiece, with Ware knocking in three runs and Jordan two.

“ We did a lot better job of executing offensively this game,” said Thorndale Coach Kelly Kuhl. “Even though we didn’t have a ton of hits we put the ball in play and made them make the plays.

Friday, the Bulldogs succumed to Rogers 5-1, despite out-slugging the Eagles 8-7.

Tyler Miller and Calvin Tomancak each registered a pair of hits.

“We did a lot better job hitting their pitcher this game,” said Thorndale Coach Kelly Kuhl. “ The first game we struck out 15 times against him. We hit the ball well, but could not string our hits together. That was the difference in the game.”


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