Mistake Filled Game Falls Midlothian’s Way

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In a game that saw nine errors between the teams, the mistakes hurt Duncanville worse. Combine Duncanville’s one hit with their five errors and Midlothian walked away with an 8-1 victory. Midlothian gathered eight runs on ten hits, while committing five errors.

Leading off the bottom of the first, Deonte Lusk drew a base on balls, and Gabe Gonzalez got to first with an error on the Midlothian pitcher Zac Cambron. With runners on first and second, Alan Becerra hit shot back at the pitcher, but the throw to first was dropped, allowing all runners to reach safely. Clean-up batter T.J. Giselbach hit a long drive to right, allowing Lusk to score and moving Gonzalez to third. The inning ended on an interference call, with Duncanville taking a 1-0 lead.

In the top of the third, Austin Saye reached on an error by Duncanville third baseman Jamaine Parks, but Parks was caught stealing by on the pickoff move by Duncanville pitcher Kyle Miller. The second batter Cambron drew a walk and Midlothian leadoff batter Dylan Hogg hit a double down the right field line, moving Cambron to third. Two batters later, Alec Humphrey’s ripped a single to score Cambron and Hogg.  Tanner Dickerson was up next for Midlothian and hit a drive and Duncanville second baseman Tyler Ogle, who couldn’t handle the ball and Humprey scored from second. Ethan Davis struck out for the third out, but Midlothian had taken a 3-1 lead.

The top of the fourth saw the first two Midlothian batters strike out swinging before Saye it a long fly ball into left center for a double. Cambron was up next and he followed up with another double to drive in Saye. Hogg struck out swinging for the final out, with Midlothian now with a 4-1 lead.

In the Midlothian half of the fifth inning Daniel Rushing reached base on a single, and two batters later Dickerson reached courtesy of an error on the Duncanville pitcher. Miller failed to handle pop fly behind the mound. On the drop, Rushing had retreated back to first, and Miller touched second base for the force. Ethan Davis hit a single up the middle to advance Dickerson to second and Dustin Martin reached courtesy of an error on Garrett McBurnett that allowed Dickerson to score. Then Hunter Hipsman reached first on an error by Ogle that scored Davis to score. The fifth ended with Midlothian leading Duncanville 6-1.

In the sixth inning errors continued to plague Duncanville. T.J. Giselbach had come in to relieve Miller, and with one out Hogg hit a single to left center and advanced to second on a steal. Rushing was up next and drew a base on balls and both runners advance on a passed ball. On a throw down to third by catcher Zach Red that was wide and past Duncanville’s Jamaine Parks, Hogg scored and Rushing advanced to third. Rushing scored two batters later when Dickerson hit a single to right to make the score 8-1 for Midlothian.