The Lipan Indians are alone in second place at the midpoint of the District 10-A baseball season with a 5-2 record following a 12-1 home win over Albany Friday.
“We’re playing pretty good defense and we’re hitting the ball,” said Lipan coach Mike Permenter.
“I can’t remember in my five years (at Lipan) us beating Albany, much less by run rule.”
The game was called after the top of the fifth because of baseball’s mercu rule.
Pitcher Colby Clinton improved his record to 5-0 for the Indians by throwing a three-hitter.
The difference in the game was an 11-run second inning by the Indians, who are enjoying their best baseball season in several years. They are seeking their first postseason appearance since 2006.
Santo leads the district with a 7-0 record. Lipan is a game up on Albany and Ranger in the standings.
Lipan was coming off a 9-1 upset loss at Gordon.
Albany 100 00 – 1
Lipan 1(11)0 0x – 12
Lipan pitching – Colby Clinton (5-0) 1 run, 3 hits, 2 walks, 3 strikeouts.
Lipan hitting leaders – Lance Ferguson 2-2, double, 4 RBIs; Hunter Hightower 2-3; Ty Mills 1-2, double, 3 RBIs.