Indians rip Graford for third win in row


The Lipan Indians, behind the two-hit pitching of Hunter Hightower, made short work of Graford Friday, winning 10-0.

The game was called after five innings because of the mercy rule.

Hightower struck out nine and walked three.

The Indians (3-1, 2-1 in District 10-A) have scored 27 runs in their past two games.

Brady Nelson led the Lipan offense, going 3-for-3. Brady Nelson and Clifton Campbell each had two hits, while Lance Ferguson had a hit, was intentionally walked and was hit by a pitch.

All 10 of the Indians’ hits were singles as they made the most of each one.

“The kids are playing great right now, best defense I have ever seen us play,” said Lipan coach Mike Permenter.

“Offensively, we are hitting the ball one through nine in the lineup.”

The Indians committed just two errors. They have committed just six all season.

Lipan has not given up a run in eight innings over the past game and a half.

“The pitching staff is coming around, not giving up any freebies, and our defense is making plays, a total team effort,” said Permenter.


Graford 000 00 – 0 2 2

Lipan 304 3 x – 10 10 2

Lipan pitching – Hunter Hightower 5 innings, 2 hits, 0 runs, 3 walks, 9 strikeouts.

Lipan hitting leaders – Brady Nelson 3-3, 4 RBIs; Joey McFadden 2-3; Clifton Campbell 2-3, 2 RBIs; Lance Ferguson 1-1, walk (intentional), hit by pitch, RBI.

Lipan record – 3-1, 2-1 in 10-A.