Lindale mixed timely hitting, clutch base running and spotty fielding from the home team to whip up a 12-2 win over John Tyler.
Jon French, Kyle Bond and Kris Bond drove in two runs each, paving the way to victory for Lindale in the District 16-4A baseball game Friday at Mike Carter Field.
The Eagles swiped six bases while the Lions finished with seven errors on the night. The Eagles earned a sweep over the Lions, following up an earlier 10-0 victory over JT.
Lindale scored twice from third on wild pitches, and twice from the same spot on errors as it batted around in a nine-run second. The Lions committed four errors alone in the second.
French hit a two-run triple and Kris Bond singled in two runs to highlight the second. Two errors on the same sequence led to another Lindale run and the Eagles padded their advantage by scoring twice on wild pitches.
Kyle Bond single in a run and later scored to increase Lindale’s cushion to 10 runs. JT failed to score in the fifth after putting runners on first and second base with one out, and Lindale ended the game on the mercy-run rule after Nash Walters struck out the final two batters.
Sam Sitton started on the mound for Lindale, allowing one hit and one run, and striking out three, in two innings. Cody Rozelle relieved Sitton in the third and yielded three hits and one run while also fanning three.
Jeremy Wilson (1-2, two runs) sparked JT’s offense, stealing three bases and reaching home twice after swiping third and rounding the bag following a throwing miscue.
Nate Jacobs, who gave up nine runs in 1.1 innings of work, added a hit and stole a base, as did Diego Martinez. Others Lions with hits included Andre Crawford and Kendall Holmes.
Lindale 12, John Tyler 2 (5)
Lindale 190 02 — 12 8 2
John Tyler 010 10 — 2 5 7
Sam Sitton, Cody Rozelle (3), Nash Walters (5) and Tate Coomer; Nate Jacobs, Dustin Smith (2) and Smith, Jacobs (2). W – Sitton; L – Jacobs. 2B – L: Ryan Dudley. 3B – L: Jon French, Kyle Bond. SB – L: French (3), Bond (2), Nash Walters; JT: Jeremy Wilson (3), Jacobs Diego Martinez.
RECORDS – Lindale 14-8 (4-3); John Tyler 0-19 (0-7).
NEXT UP – Lindale at Corsicana, 7 p.m. Tuesday; John Tyler at Jacksonville, 7 p.m. Tuesday.