BY ETHAN MUNCAN
With everything on the line, the Cowboys went into the regional quarterfinal with their heads high determined to win. On Tuesday, May 9th, the Cowboys came up against the Westland Hialeah Wildcats in one of the most decisive games of the season.
In the first inning, the Wildcats hit a home run to make the game 1-0 and hit many doubles to load the bases. With two bases loaded, the Wildcats hit a ball to get two more points on the board making it 3-0. The Cowboys struggled much of the first inning but eventually were able to hold the Wildcats much of the second inning. The second inning began with a hit leading to good runs and making the game 5-0 for the Wildcats. The Cowboys were able to hold them scoreless for the rest of the second inning.
Towards the end of the game, the Cowboys began to catch a rhythm as senior Trevor Reto hit a double, leading to Cowboys player James Runnebaum scoring and making the game 5-1. In the seventh inning, the Cowboys scored off another run and the game was 5-2. With many failed attempts at hitting, the Cowboys were struck out and the Wildcats won 5-2.
“We played our hearts out, but in the end, we didn’t get the result we wanted,” junior Timothy Krause said. “Next year, our main focus is to win the District championship and work hard to progress in regionals.”
Sophomore Jake Lewis added, “As a young player, I learned a lot from these past few games. Now we just need to get back to practicing and preparing for what lies ahead next year.”
Photo by Saige Griffin