Kenedy took the lead in the sixth inning and held on for the victory. Kenedy scored the winning run on an RBI single by Robby Guiterrez scoring Jordan Valdez.
Bryant Tiemann handled Runge’s lineup with ease, racking up eight strikeouts. Bryant allowed no earned runs, five hits and no walks over six innings. Dominic Cruz came in in the 7th inning and earned the save.
The top of the third saw Kenedy take an early lead, 1-0. Nate De Los Santos started the rally for Kenedy with a single. After a quick strike from Kenedy, Runge responded with one run in the third. Runge scored took the lead in the 5th on an RBI single by Torres.
Kenedy went up for good in the sixth scoring two runs on RBI singles by Jordan Valdez and Robby Guiterrez.
Lions Fall to Falls City 3-2, despite great pitching effort by Cruz
Dominic Cruz pitched another outstanding game for the Kenedy Lions, but once again came out on the short end of a one run game Thursday night at Falls City.
The Lions got on the board first in the 1st inning when Cruz led off with a walk against the Beavers starting pitcher Dean Gaskamp. Cruz quickly stole second and moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored later in the inning on a wild pitch.
The Beavers countered in their half of the first when number 2 hitter Justin Twine laced a single to right field with one out. Twine moved to second on a walk to Gaskamp. Twine moved to third on a wild pitch and later scored on another wild pitch with two outs in the inning. Kenedy grabbed the lead back in the third inning when Ray J Garza led of the inning with a single off Gaskamp. Garza moved to second on a balk and then he moved to third on a single by Jordan Valdez, a wild pitch would eventually score Garza from third.
The Beavers Struck back in their half of the third, when Justin Twine hit a ringing double to right centerfield scoring Jimmerson who was on via a lead off walk. Twine moved to third on a pass ball and scored on an error with one out. Cruz pitched all 6 innings for the Lions adding thirteen more strikeouts to his season total. The Lions will be back in action on Tuesday when they take on Woodsboro at home.