Mansfield Sports

Playoffs looking likely for Summit baseball

The Summit baseball team cruised to victory against Lancaster on Friday night and are still in great position to claim one of the top spots in district competition this season.

The Jaguars played Arlington Seguin on Tuesday night after press time and will travel to Waxahachie at 7 p.m. on Friday night to take on a team that has not lost in the last six games.

“They’re playing really well,” coach Chris Peacock said. “They lost their first two games of district play, but have not lost since. They are playing very good baseball, and the first time we played them, it was a 13 inning marathon. It was a really close game right up until the very end, and I expect the same kind of situation. I think we are two evenly matched teams. Both teams are very good on the mound and very good on defense. It’s going to come down to who plays the best on Friday night.”

Summit defeated Lancaster by a score of 15-5 on Friday night, and Peacock said that he felt the game went pretty much as he had anticipated.

“We got off to a quick start and scored eight runs in the first inning,” Peacock said. “That allowed us to play some guys that normally would not get to play as much, which was good. Overall, it was a good team win. We did what we thought we should do. We played hard and took care of business.”

Peacock said he has had several players performing well this season, including Alex Palmer, Braden Nolen, and Andrew Dubose.

The Jaguars were 7-1 in their first eight games of district play heading into Tuesday night’s game, and Peacock said that he has been pleased with the team’s effort to this point.

“We’ve done a great job in the first round of district play,” Peacock said. “But the district is pretty tough. There are three 6-2 teams right behind us. We haven’t really accomplished anything yet. We’ve put ourselves in a good position, but there is still a long way to go.”