Loboes Shutout Merkel and Stay Alive for District Title

Published 04/19 2014 10:50PM

Updated 04/19 2014 10:57PM

A strong pitching performance by Landon Lewis helped lead the Cisco Loboes to a district win over Merkel.

The Loboes would jump out to an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but Merkel pitcher Dixon Yaddow would settle in during the second inning. A strike-out by Yaddow would cap off a clean inning by the left-hander and keep the Loboes off the board in the second.

Lewis would follow by pitching a clean top of the third, capped off with a strike-out to help get the Loboes bats back to the plate.

In the bottom half of the third Cisco's offense would go to work. A base hit by Colton Kent would drive in Lewis and extend Cisco's lead to 2-0.

They would add two more runs and take a 4-0 lead a short time later. That would prove be enough for Lewis as the right-hander held Merkel to just one hit in route to the four run victory.

The win also keeps Cisco alive to share the district title with a match-up against rival Eastland this coming week.

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