Steers lose at Brock, prepare for district-deciding game at Iowa Park
Graham Steers baseball fell behind early in Saturday’s non-district game at Brock. After falling behind two runs in the second inning, the Steers cut the lead in half in the top half of the fourth inning. Brock closed the game out with runs in three straight innings to win 5-1.
The Steers threatened to score early but could not get the clutch hit needed to bring in a run in the top of the first inning. Brodie Bates opened the game with a single to center field. After Bates stole second base, Corey Ballew reached base after getting hit by the first pitch of his at-bat. Both runners advanced on a passed ball to Parker Johnson, who eventually struck out. Lawson Wenninger ended the top half of the inning with a strikeout. This left two runners in scoring position with Bates on third base and Ballew on second base.
Bates took the mound for the bottom half of the inning and made short work of the Brock side. He ended the inning in four pitches with a fly out to left field and two ground outs. It was in the second inning when the Eagles found the scoreboard.
For the rest of the story, see the April 28 edition of The Graham Leader.