Fossil Ridge baseball rallies by Bowie

Posted Friday, May. 03, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
A

Have more to add? News tip? Tell us

Sheldon Neuse did some heavy lifting on a cold and windy Thursday night, but it took the whole Keller Fossil Ridge roster to take Game 1 of their three-game bi-district playoff series with Arlington Bowie, 6-4, in eight innings.

Neuse finished 4 for 4 with a double and hit a game-tying home run in the seventh inning before picking up the win with two innings of relief.

“I told my guys I was going to take one shot, and that’s all I had, I had one swing to do it,” Neuse said. “After that I got it up in the air, in the wind and it just flew.”

Fossil Ridge (25-6) senior infielder Jake Wymer drove in the winning run in the eighth on a double down the right field line.

The Panthers added another run on a throwing error to take a 6-4 lead into the bottom of the eighth, in which Neuse struck out the side.

After three scoreless innings, the lead would switch hands five times over the final five innings.

Fossil Ridge struck first on a double by Hayden Hibler, who drove in Austin Ingraham from second to take a 1-0 lead in the fourth.

Bowie (20-12) countered with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

The Panthers retook the lead on four consecutive singles in the top of the fifth.

But the Volunteers answered again in the bottom of the inning on a two-run double by senior center fielder Ricky Torres.

Bowie was two outs away from its first playoff win in school history before Neuse hit the homer in the seventh.

The Panthers appeared to take a 5-4 lead later in the inning, but a base runner failed to touch home plate and was called out.

Jarret Johnson, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @JohnsonJarret

Looking for comments?

We welcome your comments on this story, but please be civil. Do not use profanity, hate speech, threats, personal abuse, images, internet links or any device to draw undue attention. Our policy requires those wishing to post here to use their real identity.

Our commenting policy | Facebook commenting FAQ | Why Facebook?





Wednesday, July 23Full Scoreboard
Cleveland 7/23 1:10 PM ET
Minnesota TV: STO, MLB Network
Kansas City 7/23 2:10 PM ET
Chicago WSox TV: WGN
Cincinnati 7/23 2:10 PM ET
Milwaukee TV: FSN-OH, MLB Network
Washington 7/23 3:10 PM ET
Colorado TV: MASN
Detroit 7/23 3:40 PM ET
Arizona TV: FSN-DET, FSN-AZ
NY Mets 7/23 3:40 PM ET
Seattle TV: SNY, ROOT-NW
Texas 7/23 7:05 PM ET
NY Yankees TV: FSN-SW, YES
San Francisco 7/23 7:05 PM ET
Philadelphia TV: CSN-BA, CSN-PHI
Los Angeles 7/23 7:05 PM ET
Pittsburgh TV: SportsNet LA, ROOT-PIT
Boston 7/23 7:07 PM ET
Toronto TV: NESN, SNET
Miami 7/23 7:10 PM ET
Atlanta TV: FSN-FL, SPSO
Tampa Bay 7/23 7:15 PM ET
St. Louis TV: Sun Sports, FSN-MW
San Diego 7/23 8:05 PM ET
Chicago Cubs TV: FSN-SD, CSN-CHI
Baltimore 7/23 10:05 PM ET
LA Angels TV: MASN, FSN-W
Houston 7/23 10:05 PM ET
Oakland TV: CSN-HOU, CSN-CA
Full Scoreboard
Wednesday, July 23Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard
Wednesday, July 23Full Scoreboard
No games today
Full Scoreboard