Baseball splits first games of district
Fredericksburg High School varsity baseball split its first two District 28-4A games of 2019.
The Billies opened district by beating the Bandera Bulldogs, 8-1, on Tuesday, March 26, and lost a home game to the Boerne Greyhounds, 11-5, in extra innings Friday, March 29.
FHS played the Wimberley Texans in a road game late Tuesday, April 2. Results were not available as of press time. The Billies host Canyon Lake at 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, at FHS baseball field. Llano is next on the schedule, with the Billies set to play the Yellowjackets at 7 p.m. on April 9. FHS starts the second set of district games with a home date against Bandera on April 12, at 7 p.m.
Boerne 11, FHS 5 Friday, March 29
A six-run ninth inning kept FHS from taking a home win against the presumptive district favorites. FHS junior pitcher Brady Staedtler struck out six batters and allowed just one earned run in five innings against Boerne, but defensive woes allowed the Greyhounds to take a 5-2 lead during the fourth. The Billies responded with a three-run rally to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth. Both teams stayed even until Boerne’s turn to hit during the top of the ninth inning. Felix Cruz went two for four at the plate, including one run. Jarrett Beard, Hunter Metzger and Cole Immel each drove in a run. Kade Spies scored twice and stole a base as a pinch runner.
FHS 8, Bandera 1 Tuesday, March 26
The Billies punched in eight runs on 11 hits in the 28-4A opener on the road against Bandera. Senior Hobbs Price threw a seven-inning gem in his start, striking out 11 batters and allowing only three hits and no walks. Price also had two hits, an RBI, one walk and steal at the plate. Staedtler drove in two runners, and Beard, Immel and Willie Sebera each had twohit games. FHS baserunners swiped five bags in the game, led by Sebera’s two stolen bases.