Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 9, 2014

Indian baseball loses twice in Quitman tourney

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

QUITMAN —

After starting off the Quitman Tournament with a pair of wins, the Jacksonville baseball Indians' luck changed Friday and Saturday when the Tribe came up short, losing 13-3 to Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill, and tumbling 10-7 to the host Bulldogs from Quitman on Saturday.

Chapel Hill out slugged the Tribe, 12-7, and took advantage of seven Jacksonville fielding errors.

Brayden Rawlinson had two hits for the Tribe and Guadalupe Muniz walked twice.

In the Quitman game, the Indians collected a total of 14 hits to the Bulldogs' 12.

Mason Smith led Jacksonville with three hits, and Muniz had a pair of safeties while driving in two runs.

Smith got the start and was the losing pitcher; although he did fan three Quitman batters.

Cash Cleaver worked out of the bullpen and finished the game on the hill for the Tribe.

Jacksonville is off on Tuesday, but will host Mabank at noon Friday.