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come from behind to beat S-R, 9-7
Monitor Staff Reports
KEMPAfter falling behind 5-0, the hosting Kemp Yellowjackets came roaring back to
hand the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats a 9-7 loss Monday in the baseball season opener for both
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, Monday nights contest was moved up to avoid bad
Scurry-Rosser Wildcat second baseman Travis Carroll (center) sets for the cutoff throw as
shortstop Jake Parker (left) runs over to back him up, but Kemp Yellowjacket Bryce King
(1) has already reached second safely during the bottom of the first inning of Kemp's
come-from-behind 9-7 win over the visiting Wildcats Monday.
This weekend, the Jackets were scheduled to play in the Chapel Hill tournament.
Tuesday, March 2, Kemp will host the Kaufman Lions, opening with a 4:30 p.m. junior
varsity contest. Friday, March 5, the Jackets will travel to Kaufman for a rematch,
again opening with a 4:30 p.m. JV game.
Tuesday, March 9, the Jackets will host Maypearl for a 6:30 p.m. contest.
Frigid temperatures (one business showed 37 degrees on its marquee) and a strong breeze
dropped the wind chill into the low 20s Monday night. Only a shivering handful of brave
and well-bundled-up fans were on hand to watch the Wildcats open a 3-0 lead in the first
The Jackets looked sluggish in the first two innings, and were unable to touch
Wildcat starter Ridge Patton, enabling Scurry-Rosser to forge a 5-0 lead.
In the third inning, however, the Jackets began getting on base, putting pressure on
the youthful Wildcats, who began making mistakes, such as throwing errors.
Kemp scored four runs in the bottom of the second to close the gap to 5-4, then took the
lead at 6-5 in the third inning.
Jeff Gandera (a double) and Aaron Haessley each had two hits to lead the Kemp offense,
with Gandera stealing two bases.
Haessley relieved Gandera in the third, and threw 4 2/3 innings of one-hit baseball,
allowing no walks, to secure the win.
Bulldogs blast Kaufman, 8-4
Monitor Staff Reports
EUSTACEThe hosting Eustace Bulldogs grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first two innings and
held on to record an 8-4 win over the Kaufman Lions Monday.
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, the game was moved up to avoid bad weather (snow)
Eustace Bulldog Taylor Caldwell slides into second base as the cutoff throw goes high and
wide of Kaufman Lion second baseman Trevor Curbo (2) during the second inning of the
Bulldogs' 8-4 win over the visiting Lions Monday.
The Bulldogs hosted their own annual tournament this weekend, with Quinlan,
Alba-Golden, Malakoff, Kaufman, Scurry-Rosser and Grand Saline participating.
Tuesday, March 2, the Bulldogs are scheduled to host Kerens for a double-header, with a 5
p.m. junior varsity contest opening the evenings slate.
Next weekend, March 4-6, the Bulldogs will play in the Grand Pairie tournament, with
another tournament scheduled in Athens the following weekend, March 11-13.
After opening a 4-0 lead over the Lions in the first inning, the Bulldogs added two runs
in the second and single runs in both the fourth and fifth innings.
The Lions scored one run in the third and two in the fourth (pulling within striking
distance at 6-3) before adding their final run in the fifth inning.
Bulldog junior Braden Strickland got the win, and helped his cause by stroking a home run
and an RBI single.
Eustace also got two RBI singles from senior Chris Compton, a two-RBI home run from Blake
Hammonds and a single from Taylor Caldwell.
The Bulldogs were plagued by sloppy throws, recording six errors, while the Lions
committed two errors and wound up with four hits.
Compton came on to relieve Strickland in the sixth inning. He hit the first Lion batter he
faced, but then struck out the next six in a row to record the save.
MHS girls win, boys 2nd in first golf
Monitor Staff Report
KEMPMabanks varsity boys golf team took second place and the Lady Panther
varsity won its division at their first tournament of the year Monday at the Cedar Creek
Eustace was the host for the tournament, which went forward despite frigid temperatures
and blustery winds.
On the boys side, the Panthers had a team score of 353, led by senior Michael
Blackburns round of 83.
Freshman Brandon Hatfield shot an 85, sophomore Ryan Ewing shot 88, while senior Jacob
Hamilton and sophomore Adam Cary each shot rounds of 98.
In the medalist bracket, Panther senior Jordan Featherston shot an 87, while sophomore
Chans Hall shot 94.
On the girls side, the Lady Panthers shot 675, led by Whitney Evans 105.
Lindsay Mesa and Taylor Thrasher were both right behind with rounds of 106, while Katie
Hibbs shot 109, Hannah Keller shot 119 and Calli Smith shot 130.
It was the first tournament for new girls coach Adrianne Gautreaux-McDonald, who said,
I know the girls can shoot much lower scores, but a W is always a good
start to the season.
Futures Tour pro Gautreaux-McDonald admitted it was difficult for her to be on the course
and not playing.
It is neat seeing golf from a completely different perspective, she said.
I see so many things we can improve, but I have to introduce these things little by
little. It will be neat seeing the girls progress this year, not only by their scores, but
mentally, as well.
Gautreaux-McDonalds coach is LPGA Hall of Fame member Sandra Haynie. When I
shared that my team won its first tourney, she said It must be the coach, and
I said It must have been the coachs coach.
Mabank junior varsity girls players this year are Katelyn Pippin, Marissa Ponce, Destinee
Pierce and Liz Wolfe.
MHS g/b vs EHS g/b*
MHS g/b @ Lindale*
EHS g/b @ Athens*
MHS g/b vs Athens*
EHS g/b vs Chapel Hill*
(end regular season)
Xtreme @ Shreveport Storm
Xtreme @ Longview
EHS @ Canton
EHS @ Rains
MHS vs Scurry-Rosser
EHS vs Kerens
MHS @ Tyler tournament
KHS @ Tyler tournament
EHS @ Scurry-Rosser
MHS vs A+ Academy
EHS @ Hawkins
MHS @ Terrell*
KHS @ Athens
EHS @ Athens Christian
KHS vs Kaufman
EHS vs Kerens
MHS @ Grand Saline trn.
EHS @ Grand Prairie trn.
KHS @ Kaufman
MHS @ Kaufman
KHS vs Maypearl