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Hawks score 13 runs in 2nd inning, overwhelm Wylie, 14-0

(By Aaron Williams) (Photo by Trudy Woessner) – The  Heath baseball team – ranked fourth in the state – routed the Wylie Pirates 14-0 Tuesday night at the Hawk’s Nest to give themselves at least a share of the District 10-4A crown for the third consecutive year.

One win in the last two games will secure the title outright for the Hawks.

Heath entered Tuesday’s contest  fresh on the heels of a big showdown win over Rockwall last Friday and the Hawks were eager to get after a Wylie team that handed them one of their two district losses earlier this season.

Wylie entered the game with an outside chance of earning the fourth, and last, spot in the playoffs.

Heath started ace Jake Thompson on the mound as he attempted to keep his perfect record intact and move to 8-0 on the year.  Thompson proved to be very effective once again as he limited the Pirates to only two hits and racked up five strikeouts in his three innings of work. Junior Ryan Kinney came in and threw a scoreless final two innings and picked up four whiffs of his own.

The Hawks only needed five innings of pitching due to the barrage of runs generated by their suddenly hot offense. After a single run scored in the first on a Jovan Hernandez single, the roof literally fell in on the Wylie bunch in the bottom of the second.

Before the Pirates could garner that elusive third out, the mighty Hawks had managed an amazing 13 runs.  In a total team effort, Heath had eight different players contribute at least one base hit while seven different Hawks had at least one RBI. Wylie pitchers also chipped in with nine bases on balls.

Grayson Lewis and Austin Stewart had two hits apiece for Heath. Jake Bledsoe (shown above), Jake Thompson, and Timbo Duncan all had doubles. Thompson led the RBI column with three while Hernandez, Bledsoe, and Lewis all had two RBI. Nine different Hawks eventually would score as the Pirates were completely overwhelmed.

The Hawks try and wrap up the 10-4A title when they travel to Scotland Yard on Friday to take on Highland Park at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a non-district game on Saturday at 11 am against the Richardson Eagles at Richardson.

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