The Diamond ’Dogs step out of district once more Monday. They’ll play at Longview at 6 p.m. That’s the final Kilgore game until Tuesday, March 26, when they’ll host Spring Hill at 6:30 p.m.
Of course, with the new format, that means they’ll play at Spring Hill Friday, March 29, also at 6:30.
Kilgore 6, Chapel Hill 1 (Tuesday): The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead in the first inning, added four more runs to it, overcame a pair of errors and collected 10 hits along the way in this road win in the district.
Jayce McFarland had maybe his best game of the season to date. McFarland went 3-of-4, all singles, with an RBI. Jerrick “Deuce” Ervin went 2-of-4 with a double, and Khalon Clayton also had a double, finishing 2-of-3.
Cade Pippen, Conner Martin, and Chase Hampton also each had a hit. Hampton had 2 RBI, and Dalton McElyea and Cole Thompson each had one.
Things could have gone a lot worse for Chapel Hill, as the Bulldogs stranded 11 baserunners in the game.
Gus Witt went the distance on the mound, pitching all seven innings. He allowed Chapel Hill’s one run on four hits, three walks and had a strikeout.
James Adams took the loss for Chapel Hill – Adams went six innings, giving up all 10 of Kilgore’s hits. He allowed six runs, five of them earned, walked three and struck out four.