Duncanville Varsity Baseball Downs Midlothian 2-1 in Postponed Game

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DHS pitcher Anthony Dominguez

After the lights didn’t work Tuesday evening at the DHS field, the baseball game between DHS and Midlothian was moved to Midlothian High School on Wednesday night.

Duncanville drew first blood in the top of the fourth. DHS leftfielder Alan Becerra walked with one out and then stole second. T.J. Giselbach struck out for the second out, but catcher Zachary Red hit a grounder to shortstop who was playing deep and beat out the throw to first as Becerra advanced to third. Red then broke to second and the Midlothian catcher Zach Cambron threw down to second, but the throw was cut-off by Midlothian second baseman Austin Saye as Becerra broke for home. The throw home was late allowing Becerra to score for DHS and Red stood on second. Duncanville almost scored again in the inning as the next batter Jemaine Parks hit a blooper that Midlothian pitcher Tyler Colburn failed to play, and the ball landed just behind the mound as Red went to third and Parks was on at first. Pitcher Anthony Dominguez struck out to end the inning.

Midlothian’s Alec Humphreys got on with a single to left field to lead off Midlothian in the bottom of the sixth. Grant Freels came on to bat for Dustin Martin and laid a bunt down the third base line that forced Duncanville third baseman Parks to play the ball. Freels got to second and saw that Parks was out of position to cover the bag, and took off for third. Parks had thrown to Garrett McBurnett for the force out at first, then McBurnett tried to hit Parks in stride as he was going back to third to cover. But, the throw was high and Freels was allowed to score from third as the ball rolled down the left field line.

In the Duncanville half of the seventh Parks walked with one out and stole second. Dominguez helped himself out by driving the ball deep into right center for a double, and Parks scored from second to give DHS a 2-1 lead.

Midlothian tried to mount a comeback in the bottom of the seventh as Saye hit a single into centerfield with one out. Bellew Byrum came up next for Midlothian and hit a grounder straight to Duncanville shortstop Gabriel Gonzalez as Duncanville turned a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

Dominguez pitched all seven innings for DHS. Colburn was relieved by J.D. Pruitt after 6 1/3 innings for Midlothian.

Duncanville

# Player AB H SO BB RBI SB Runs
1 Demonte Lusk 4 1 2
6 Gabriel Gonzalez 3
16 Alan Becerra 3 1 1 1 1
14 T.J. Giselbach 3 2
5 Zachary Red 3 1 1 1
3 Jemaine Parks 3 1 2 1 1
7 Anthony Dominguez 3 1 2 1
11 Garrett McBurnett 3 3
12 Tyler Ogle 3 2 1

Midlothian

# Player AB H BB RBI SB Runs
2 Alec Humphreys 3 1 1 1
16 Dustin Martin 2
10 Ethan Davis 3 2 1
6 Matt Young 3 1 1
12 Hunter Hipsman 3 1 1
20 Daniel Rushing 2 1
21 Austin Saye 3 1 1
13 Bellew Byrum 3 1
1 Zach Cambron 2 2
9 Grant Freels 1
4 Tanner Dickerson 1