Eustace rallies in Palmer,
By Sam Epps
EUSTACE–Despite a five-run rally in the second inning, the
visiting Palmer Bulldogs defeated Eustace, 9-5, Tuesday.
Palmer jumped out to a 4-0 lead after the first inning. By the
middle of the second inning, Palmer had a 7-0 lead.
In the bottom of the second, however, the Eustace bats found
their mark, and Eustace scored five runs.
Eustace Bulldog Gavin Kirkhart (right) makes it safely to first
base. Despite a five-run bottom of the second, Eustace lost to
the visiting Palmer Bulldogs, 9-5, Tuesday.
The next two innings were scoreless, but Eustace threatened
to score several times, and Eustace’s defense made strong plays
in the field.
In the top of the fifth inning, Palmer added two runs, to take a
The Palmer defense shut down Eustace for the rest of the game.
Eustace batters combined for six hits in the matchup.
Tyson Oliver had two hits in three at bats. Jordan Foote, Trevor
Lane, Blake Ward and Raymond Shutak all had a hit for Eustace.
Ward’s hit was a three-run RBI. Foote and Tim Gassman also had
RBIs for Eustace.
Eustace traveled to DeSoto Friday to face Life-Red Oak, and will
host the Scurry-Rosser Wildcats Tuesday.
Panthers powerlifters place
well at state meet
Monitor Staff Reports
MABANK–Mabank Panther powerlifters Brett Butler and J.T. Delay
competed at the boys state powerlifting meet in Abilene March
Butler, who finished third in Region II, placed second in the
state in the 114-pound weight class.
Delay, who was first in Region II, placed eighth in the
148-pound weight class.
Butler lifted a total of 925 pounds. He had a 375-pound squat, a
205-pound bench press and a 345-pound dead lift.
Delay totaled 1,115 pounds at the state meet. He had a 415-pound
squat, a 305-pound bench press and a 395-pound dead lift.
Both athletes also play baseball, and Delay played football.
“We’re super proud of the way they competed at state,” head
powerlifting coach Todd McGuire said. “They worked hard and put
in long hours of lifting in preparation for the state meet.”