Kenedy would use a 6 run second inning to take the lead 6-0 and hold on as they would give up three unearned runs in the third and one in the fourth and keep the 2 run advantage all the way to the end and win 6-4.
Rolie Zepeda would pitch the complete game striking out 14 while giving up 3 hits total.
After the 4 unearned runs Zepeda would then proceed to strike out the last 9 batters to finish off the Eagles.
Eddie Villarreal would go 1for1, Zepeda would go 1for3, RayJ Garza would go 1for3, Dominic Cruz would go 1for3, and Jeremy Rodriguez would go 1for4.
All five hits came in the 2nd inning as the Eagle reliever would quite the Lions bats.
Lions sweep Benavides
On Friday April 12th the Kenedy Lions played host to the Benavides Eagles in a non-district matchup with district 32A which could be a possible playoff matchup.
The first game the Lions JV would win the slugfest 14 – 6. Bryant Tiemann would pick up the win on the mound.
Offensively the play of the day would be Joe Kiesling’s in the park grand slam as he drove a shot to left center to clear the bases and race around to score himself.
The Lions would get plenty of hits including Nathan De Los Santos, Javier Hernandez, Bryant Tiemann, Robby Gutierrez, Travis Vickery, Andy Johnson, Devyn Schultz, and Jadran Ramirez.
In the night cap the varsity Lions wouldn’t waste any time putting away the Eagles as they would ten run rule them in five innings with a score of 15-1.
The Lions would score 3 in the first, 5 in the second and 7 in the third. Dominic Cruz would pick up the victory on the mound as he almost had the no hitter but a Texas leaguer would just float over Nathan De Los Santos head at second base for the only hit.
Cruz would strike out 10 of the 17 batters he would face. The lone run for the Eagles would come in the fourth and would be unearned.
All nine Lions would score in the game and the Lions would get 10 hits on the night to go with 9 walks and 1 hit by pitch.
Zepeda would be a home run shy of the cycle as he went 4for4 with 2 singles, a double and a triple.
Kris Bryan and J.D. De Los Santos would both go 1for1, Jeremy Rodriguez would go 2for4, Dominic Cruz and Eddie Villarreal would both go 1for3 to round out the offensive for the Lions.
The Lions are now 18-3 on the season overall.
The Lions have three games left in the regular season all district games.
Pettus on Tuesday in Pettus, then parents night against Three Rivers on Friday night, and then the showdown with Port A on Saturday here in Kenedy with game times 11 and 1.