There were lots of cars and buses at Lampasas High on Thursday as both the Badger Relays and the Badger Baseball Tournament was in session. The Badger Baseball Tournament kicked off at 9am Thursday morning with Lampasas meeting Jarrell. It was a great ball game, going 7 innings before, in the bottom of the 7th, Lampasas was able to score a run and win the game 1-0. Levi Geagley was on the mound for the entire game with 8 strikeouts and though both teams were able to get a few hits in the 7 innings, neither was able to get anyone around the bases until the last at-bat for the Badgers and Hunter Gholson got a walk off RBI that brought in the run that won the game. Mateo Maldonado had 3 hits, Gage Berry and Garrett Witcher both had 2 hits and Hunter Gholson had the one that won the game.
That first game ran almost two hours, then the Badgers came back for an 11:30am start in their second game of the day, this one against Killeen High. Garrett Witcher was on the mound for this one and got the win with 9 strikeouts. Killeen came out to score in their first up, only to have that matched by the Badgers in the bottom of the first inning. The Badgers were able to deny the Kangaroos another run but came back to score three more of their own by the third inning when Witcher had a double RBI to the fence and a Texas Leaguer, along with Mason Steele and Santos Vega’s big RBIs. Hits were also recorded by Gholson and Braden Terry with 2 each for a total of 9 Badger hits.
The Badgers held the lead for the rest of the 7 innings to take it 4-1 over Killeen. The new UIL pitch count rule caught up with Witcher after 6 innings and Mason Steel came out to close it in the 7th. Brownwood arrived at the field for the next game, up against Florence, then Florence and Killeen were to close it out in the afternoon. This morning at 9am Lampasas will play Brownwood, then at 11:30am they’re scheduled to play Florence.
The Lady Badgers Softball Team was at the San Marcos tournament Thursday. The girls went three games, winning over Johnson City 4-1, then they beat Van 11-1, run-ruling them in the 3rd inning after Sloan Johnson had racked up 4 RBIs. The team then finished up the day with a loss to Lubbock Monterey 2-3. Coach Drew Cleavinger told us some of the girls, after playing softball all day, still had to get back home to compete in the Badger Relays track meet. So, with half the team gone and everybody worn out, they forfeited the last game of the day and left for home. They’ll be playing a district game at home this evening against Salado, then they’ll be back to San Marcos on Saturday to finish that tournament. Wow!
The Badger Relays kicked off at 3:30pm Thursday. LHS Varsity Guys swept the Badger Relays with a 185.5 points, while Georgetown Eastview followed for 2nd place with 139 points and Burnet with 92.5 points. Nathan Herrin gained 2nd place for the 1600M Run, Thomas Cavaleri 2nd place 200M Dash, Nathan Herrin gained 1st place in 3200M Run, Cameron Everts placed 1st in 400M Dash and Luke Palacios placed 2nd in the 400M Dash, Cole Hansen placed 1st in 100M Hurdles, Cameron Everts 2nd place in the 800M Run, and Thomas Fry placed 1st in 300M Hurdles. The 4x200M Relay team for Lampasas finished 1st place with team members Brady Carrol, Thomas Cavaleri, Thomas Fry, Nathan Keese and Sean Williams. The 4x400 M Relay team won 1st place with Luke Palacios and Brady Carrol, Thomas Cavaleri and Cameron Everts on the team. Discus gained 3rd place with Jason Murphy and Triple Jump 3rd place went to Dyran Self. High Jump brought home 3rd place Dylan Alpha and Pole Vault seen 1st place with a pole of 13’-6’’ by Jace Hankins.
LHS Varsity Ladies placed 4th overall in the relays. 3rd place in 100M Dash went to Montana Hallmark, 3200M Run went to Taylor Moore, 4x100M Relay gained 2nd place with Natalie Denoso and Montana Hallmark, Sydni Wykes and Blakeli Brookreson on the team. 4x200M Relay won 3rd place with team members Montana Hallmark, Sydni Wykes and Abby Marin and Blakeli Brookreson on the relay team. High Jump found 2nd place with Erica Rodriguez with 4’-10’’.
LHS JV Guys Badger Relays, 1st place over in the relays went to Lampasas with a score of 144 points, with Liberty Hill following 2nd with 108 points and 3rd place being awarded to Georgetown Eastview following close behind Liberty Hill with 103 points. Robert LaMountain finished with 3rd place in the 100M Dash, Juan Barrerra finished second place in the 1600M run, Lander Chishold finished 2nd and Jalen Porter finished 3rd in the 200M Dash for Lampasas. Juan Barrerra brought home the 3rd place win for the 3200M run, while Krenton Webb finished 4th place in the 300M Hurdles. 1st place went to Giovanni Bienbenu for the Long Jump with 19’10 1/2’’ , and 2nd place being awarded to Anthony Arnold jumping 18’ 10 1/2’’. Lampasas’s Devyn Moore gained 1st place in the Shot Put with 38’11’’. Michael Nguyen was given 2nd place in Discus with a toss of 106’-6’’.
Triple Jumper Qadir Tolliver placed 2nd with a 39’-9 1/4’’. Pole Vaulters gained 1st and 2nd places. 1st was given to Giovanni Bienbenu with a pole of 12’-0’’ and 2nd place awarded to Nick Olivarez for 11’-6.
JV Lady Badger Relays Lampasas JV wins 1st place with a score of 191 overall points, with Georgetown Eastview following 2nd place at 175 points and Liberty Hill placing 3rd with 69 points.
Badger Tennis was at Lake Travis on Thursday with 15 other teams. Gillis/Lawson doubles got a 1st in the B Division and Calum Folks won the consolation finals in singles in the B. In the A Division doubles Timothy Cavalieri and Garrett McGuire placed 4th and in singles Megan Dwamena lost in two matches.
Varsity Ladies Golf is off to Huntsville/Ravenest to begin a tee time of 8:30am.
Varsity and JV Ladies Soccer is off to Salado to play in 4:00pm and 7:30pm games.
LMS Track/Badger Relays the middle school will have their relays today at 3:30pm at the Lampasas High School.
LHS Powerlifting will be in Smithville to start at 9:00am.