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BASEBALL: Mustangs get offensive against Lampasas

LAMPASAS — An offensive onslaught highlighted the Marble Falls High School baseball team’s 21-2 victory against Lampasas Tuesday.

The Mustangs (8-10 overall, 2-1 in District 25-4A) looked like they were taking batting practice throughout the contest that ended in five innings.

“We came over here ready to play,” head coach David Norwood said. “We were really aggressive.”

He and assistant coach Bryan Jacobs emphasized the hitting motto to the players, especially since the wind was blowing, Norwood said.

“Middle away, middle away,” Norwood said. “Whenever you’ve been that composed, the ball will fly off the bat.”

Senior Turner McQuaide highlighted the first inning by hitting a three-run homer —part of the eight runs to start the contest.

Marble Falls added five in the second and eight in the fourth.

Norwood admitted he didn’t have to do a whole lot as the third-base coach.

“Have fun and swing the bat,” he recalled telling his players.

Lampasas scored its two runs in the forth.

Senior pitcher Cooper Bowen (3-2) earned the win. He pitched for two innings before giving the ball to freshman Cole Ridgely and McQuaide.

Norwood believes one of the keys to the recent two-game winning streak is the Mustangs are playing wiffle ball during the class period on game days.

“Being loosey goosey,” he said. “We had a bunting contest and two hitting contests. We came over here relaxed and ready to go.”

The big lead also meant the Mustangs were able to substitute freely, Norwood said.

“Overall it was a good night,” he said. “Lampasas struggled a little bit, but we were able to take advantage. We’re trying to get some kids playing time that work hard.”

Marble Falls will host Pflugerville Hendrickson 7 p.m. Thursday at Scearce Baseball Field, 2101 Mustang Drive.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

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