Lake Worth took advantage of seven Mineral Wells errors as the Bullfrogs upset the Rams, 10-4, Tuesday night in a District 6-3A game at Pratt Field.
Brandon Martinez was the starting pitcher and took the loss for the Rams.
“Our pitching was pretty good through three innings,” Rams head coach Bret Barrick said. “But Brandon got tired and walked three batters.
Chris (Rapp) came in and did a good job and only walked one and hit a batter.”
The Bullfrogs took advantage of the free passes and scored four runs to take a 4-2 lead in the fourth inning.
The Rams tied the score with two runs in the bottom of the fourth but failed to score for the remainder of the game.
Lake Worth added three runs in the fifth, another run in the sixth and two more in the seventh to close the scoring.
Martinez allowed one hit and three walks while striking out three. Rapp allowed eight hits with one walk and six strikeouts.
“We committed seven errors in the infield,” Barrick said. “We got to all of those balls but simply didn’t make the plays.
“The bounces were definitely not going our way. We also panicked a little when they took the lead in the fifth.
“I think we pressed a little trying to make things happen.
“We hit the ball pretty well early but pressed at the plate in the late innings. And when we did hit the ball hard it went right at them.
“We are a young team, and we can recover from this and learn from it. I feel this game will benefit us down the stretch as we learned a lot from it.
“We just have to go back to work and concentrate on getting better every day, and go out and perform when we get the chance.
“We still have a lot of baseball left to play, and we will take it one game at a time, one inning at a time, and one pitch at a time.”
The Ram had just two extra base hits as Martinez and Dan Reay Turk each recorded a triple.
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Swimming to State
KELLER – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins are heading to the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation's state meet in College Station, July 31-Aug. 3, after an outstanding performance in the Region 4 Championships that saw seven local swimmer qualify.
Mineral Wells summer track sends 11 to state meet after strong regionals
THE COLONY – The future continues to look bright for Mineral Wells track and field, as 11 members of legendary head coach Jackie Harvey's summer track club punched their tickets to the TAAF state meet in College Station – to be held July 31-Aug. 3 – after a dominant showing at the regional meet in The Colony, July 18-19.
FWIW: Good, clean hate – Ranking the area's best rivalry games of the 2014 football season
By CLINT FOSTER
Football season is fast approaching and with it those glorious games between teams that love to hate each other, which we call rivalries.
I'm speaking, of course, about sports hate – the only beautiful kind. It's the stuff built on history and tradition that inspires simply the fiercest and most entertaining games of every season.
Palo Pinto County and the surrounding area have no shortage of fierce football rivalries.
The University Interscholastic League's realignment often causes new rivalries to be born and old ones to be rekindled. But which rivalries are the area's very best for 2014? The one's you circle your calendar for and make sure you don't miss.
I can think of at least 10.
So, for what it's worth, here's my list of the area's best, can't-miss football rivalries of the upcoming 2014 season.
Local Bowlers Roundup set for first weekend of August
Mineral Wells Women's Bowling Alliance invites you to join them Aug. 3 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mountaineer Lanes for their second annual Bowlers Roundup. The event will feature snacks, tips from the pros, information on league bowling and two hours of great exercise.
Something in the water
Mineral Wells is well known as the home of Crazy Water, and by all accounts the city's swim team went absolutely berserk in their one and only home meet of the summer on Saturday.
Throughout the summer, the Mineral Wells Rams have been hard at work preparing for football season.
Hooks and Slices 7/11
In the Holiday Hills Country Club Guys and Dolls tournament, locals Denny and Sherry Hall turned in rounds of 77 and 73 to take first place in the opening round and second place on Sunday in the fourth flight. George and Linda Hutton turned in two solid rounds to place both days. The twosome shot 71 and 72 to take first place on Saturday and second place on Sunday in the second flight.
GRAPEVINE – The Mineral Wells High School cheerleaders attended the Universal Cheerleaders' Association's cheer camp in Grapevine two weeks ago and proved that spirit will definitely be high at every Rams and Lady Rams sporting event this coming school year.
Millsap selects Lee as new head volleyball coach
MILLSAP – The board of trustees at Millsap ISD recently announced their hire of Denise Lee as the new head volleyball coach for Millsap High School.
Waldrum leads the way in MW's latest swim meet
TROPHY CLUB – The Mineral Wells Water Moccasins city swim team took to the pool once again June 28 and showed valiant effort against some tough competition at its latest meet in Trophy Club.
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