INGRAM—With their new coach looking on, the Llano High summer baseball Jackets, June 14, jolted the Tom Moore Warriors 18-4 and 7-4. The first game featured a 15-run second inning.
In that wild frame, Jalen Bauman, Andrew Decker, Eli Tiffin, Wil Siegenthaler, and Kyle Tarter each drove in two runs. Siegenthaler, who had a fine season for the varsity, was the winning pitcher.
Head baseball coach Mike Ridings, who is introduced in a related story, acknowledged, “Being a good hitter takes time; there’s so much to it—hitting a round ball with a round bat.” Ted Williams said it was the toughest challenge in sports. It was one he overcame. Williams is the last man to hit over .400 in the Major Leagues, and that was in 1941.
In the second game at Ingram, the Jackets scored six early runs against their former district foe and won behind some fine pitching by Isaac Hutto.
Isaac chased in a pair of runs with his round bat, while Tommy Yelvington tripled home two.
Llano, coached by Joe Dan Tarter, continues their off-season exercises at home, June 21, six and eight p.m., against Blanco.
The Jacket Boys (and Girls) of Summer really don’t have much of an off-season.