Going into last week’s pair of match ups with Barbers Hill, the Humble Wildcats baseball team had won eight of nine district games, building a lot of momentum for the match ups with the Eagles, who came in undefeated in district play.
Unfortunately for the Wildcats, Barbers Hill is still undefeated in district play.
The Eagles won both match ups, including 4-2 Thursday at Humble, extending their win streak to 13 games, and dropping the Wildcats back to fourth place in district with key match ups upcoming.
After a 5-2 Barbers Hill win Tuesday, which was keyed by Bryce Bonnin’s six innings of solid starting work, the teams moved to Humble for Thursday night’s rematch. And early on, the Eagles jumped on Humble starter Tyrese Clayborne.
RBI singles by Cully Mangus in the first, and Bret Copeland in the second, staked the Eagles to a 2-0 lead. But in the last of the second, Humble responded.
After a leadoff walk by Khalil Robinson, he advanced on a sacrifice bunt and eventually scored on an RBI double by Risaiah Curtis to put Humble on the board. Clayborne followed with an RBI hit to even the score back up.
In the third, however, Barbers Hill went to Koby Emerson to pitch, and from that point on the Wildcats managed just two hits the rest of the game.
Meanwhile, the Eagles managed two runs, in the fifth and seventh innings, on a double play groundout by Brandon Holdren which scored Blake Cappadona, and an RBI hit by Bonnin in the seventh.
Khalil Robinson got aboard for the Wildcats in the last of the seventh, but with the tying run at the plate, two swinging strikeouts sandwiched between a pop-out finished Humble for the evening.
With Splendora and New Caney on their heels, the Wildcats next face the Porter Spartans twice this week, who are also just two games out of a playoff spot.
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