The Humble Wildcats baseball season came to an end against the Port Neches-Groves Indians in game two of the bi-district playoffs. Humble fell 12-9 the match.
The senior-loaded Wildcats helped bring the playoffs back to Humble and showed fight until the very last out.
The Indians started off the best two-of-three series with a 2-1 win at Port Neches-Groves, setting up a scenario where Humble had to win twice at home to advance.
Early on, it looked like PN-G would dominate game two, held on Saturday, May 6. The Indians scored four in the second on RBI base hits by Jacob Vaughan and Logan LeJeune for a 4-0 lead after two.
They added four more in the fourth, including three runs after two were out, one in the fifth and scored three in the seventh for a 12-3 lead.
As it turned out, the Indians needed every last one of those runs because with the hourglass almost empty on the season, the Wildcats made one last rally.
After one out, the Wildcats put two on, and then Avery George made it 12-4 with a single. Khalil Robinson added a sacrifice fly to make it 12-5, and Humble kept coming even though down to their last out.
After a PN-G pitching change, Nate Johnson and Chase Garcia drew bases loaded walks, and then Anthony Villareal drove in two more to cut the lead to 12-9.
In fact, the Wildcats got the winning run to the plate with the bases loaded, but Tyrese Clayborne flied out to center field to end the game, and the season.
Humble was one of three Humble ISD teams eliminated in the bi-district round, as Atascocita and Summer Creek fell to La Porte and Deer Park, respectively. Kingwood advanced to play Clear Springs, while Kingwood Park advanced to play Galveston Ball.
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