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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:00 am

Our Lady of the Hills' baseball Hawks got right back into playoff contention by taking a district doubleheader from the San Antonio Keystone Cobras 22-0, and 15-0 on Friday at Hoelscher Field.

"We're not out of it," said OLH head coach Dale Bode. "We need New Braunfels Christian to beat Sacred Heart (Hallettsville), and we would have to beat Sacred Heart in our final game. We really don't control our own destiny, but still have to take care of business."

OLH stands at 2-3 in district play, and finishes on the road at Sacred Heart on Tuesday, April 16.

Still, Friday's sweep over Keystone was an opportunity for the team's five seniors to go out at home on a positive note. Marking their final home stand were Hunter Taylor, Mason Sirianni, Wyatt Krause, Triston Schubert, and Will Westfall.

Taylor and Schubert were among those Hawks with multiple hits in game one, collecting two each. Taylor also scored three runs, while Schubert scored twice.

Evan Houdeshell, Andrew Houdeshell, and Sam Watts also had one-plus hit games by banging two raps each. Andrew Houdeshell and Evan Houdeshell scored three times, with Watts scoring twice.

Three RBIs came off bats of Andrew Houdeshell, Watts, and Clayton Guillen. Guillen's were via triple.

On the mound, Evan Houdeshell did manage four strikeouts in the run-ruled short game that lasted only four innings. He had 19 first strikes in 27 total pitches.

Game two

The second game also lasted only four frames, stopping when Noah Spino singled in Watts with the game's 15th run and with only one out in the bottom of the inning.

Jake Chapman had an inside the park homerun after the first out had been made, and his round tripper triggered five consecutive hits that accounted for the final three runs of the game.

Players like Chapman and Guillen had seen limited field time during the season so Friday's defanging of the Cobras was a good time to allow them to show what talents they may bring the program next Spring.

"Today was an opportunity to get those guys some playing time," Bode said.

After Guillen's four-bagger tipped the score to 13-0, Stephan Sirianni, Cody Davis, Watts, and Spino all added single hits.

OLH's 12-0 lead came courtesy of six runs in the first, and another six in the second.

Taylor started at pitcher and went most of the four innings before giving way to relievers Chapman, and Evan Houdeshell.

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