Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 1, 2014

Indian nine tie Central; lose, 3-2, to Pine Tree

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE —

Close, but no cigar, best described Jacksonville's games Friday in the second day of the Jacksonville Indian Classic at Summers Norman Field.

The Tribemen and Pollok Central played to a 5-5 draw (time limit), with the Indians losing a squeaker, 3-2, to Pine Tree.

Against Central, Brayden Rawlinson led Jacksonville off with a single and the Indians were able to send three men across the plate to take the early lead.

With the game tied 3-3, Jacksonville added two runs to the scoreboard courtesy of a Rawlinson single.

Then in the top of the fifth and final inning the Bulldogs knotted things up by adding a couple of tallies.

Bryce Cundieff got the start and worked 4.1 frames, fanning five Bulldogs.

Mason Smith pitched the final 1.2 innings for the Tribe and struck out one.

In the Pine Tree game, Guadalupe Muniz accounted for two singles,but it wasn't enough.

Pirate starter John Cravey allowed just one earned run on hits hits while striking out six and walking one to collect the win on the hill for the visitors.

Rawlinson, Smith and Holcomb had a pair of hits apiece for Jacksonville.

Richie Gutierrez got the Tribe on the board in the home half of the second when he logged an RBI single.

Rawlinson also went the distance on the mound for Jacksonville, striking out two and walking a couple of Pirates.