As the second half of District 7-4A baseball begins later this week, Granbury coach Brad Hart is hoping a few days off is just what his team needs to regroup and finish strong.
The Pirates (10-10, 4-3 in 7-4A) ended the first half with back-to-back disappointing losses to co-leaders Aledo (7-4 in eight innings) and Arlington Heights (2-1). They also dropped a non-district game, 11-0, at Weatherford last Friday.
“Our young guys have struggled due to lack of experience and knowing how to overcome some things. Plus, our guys with some experience have been up and down, and they need to play steady in the second half and help these young guys,” said Granbury coach Brad Hart.
“Plus, we have seen all the teams once, and I am hoping that will help because it should help us better prepare and know what to expect and what we have to do to win. So, we will reload and see what happens.”
If the playoffs began today, the Pirates would be the fourth-place team.
Granbury led Aledo 4-2 in the seventh inning. They had the bases loaded and were tied 1-1 with Heights, but failed to score, followed by Heights scoring the winning run on a walk, error and hit.
The entire district had a week off because of Easter weekend followed by state academic testing.
Granbury 000 00 – 0 2 2
Weatherford 124 4x – 11 12 0
Granbury pitching – Payton Rhodes 2 innings, 4 hits, 3 runs (1 earned), 3 walks, 2 strikeouts; Daniel Arnett 1 inning, 4 hits, 4 runs ( 1 earned), 0 walks, 1 strikeout; Kasey Hubbard 1 inning, 4 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 2 strikeouts.
Granbury hitting – Caleb Bendewald 1-2, Harrison Campbell 1-1.
Records – Granbury 10-10, Weatherford 21-2.