H.S. baseball: Castel, Davila spark Abilene High past Lubbock High

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LUBBOCK – Jamison Castel and Zak Davila both drove in two runs, while Castel threw six strong innings as Abilene High beat Lubbock High 9-3 in a District 4-5A baseball game Friday at Westerner Field.

Castel allowed a run on two hits in six innings in the start on the mound for the Eagles. He struck out nine and walked two. Walker Wright gave up two runs on three hits in the seventh, before Michael Smalley came on to get the final out.

The win, coupled with Lubbock Monterey’s 5-4 victory over Wylie, left the Eagles (13-15 overall, 10-6 district) tied with a red-hot Monterey team (14-16, 10-6) for second.

Lubbock-Cooper, which beat Lubbock Coronado 7-1, has sole possession of first (18-15, 11-5).

Coronado (17-11-1, 9-6) and Wylie (15-10-1, 9-6) are tied for fourth.

All but Lubbock-Cooper have games Saturday, including Lubbock High at Wylie (1 p.m.) and Coronado at AHS (1 p.m.). Monterey is at Abilene Cooper on Saturday (1 p.m.)

The last week of district play is next week.

The Eagles jumped on the Westerners early. Saul Vasquez and Casen Kilmer led off the game with consecutive singles and scored on a one-out error.

Castel opened the second with an inside-the-park home run, and Brady Bennett pushed the lead to 4-0 when he singled and scored Davila’s two-out hit.

Lubbock High got a run in the fourth, but the Eagles answered with a four-run fifth. Castel and Diego Flores each had RBI singles in the inning, and two more runs scored on an error.

Vasquez added an RBI single in the seventh.

Lubbock High scored twice in the bottom of the inning.

Monterey knocks off Bulldogs

At Lubbock, Monterey scored three runs in the third inning and beat Wylie despite getting only two hits in the game.

It’s the Plainsmen’s sixth win in their past seven games and gives them a 3-0 sweep of the Bulldogs. Monterey was coming off a 12-0 win at Abilene High.

Tye Briscoe puts Wylie in front early with a two-run double in the first inning. Reese Borho, who had singled with two outs, scored.

Monterey got a run on a wild pitch in the second inning, and three more in the third. Nick Zarate hit an RBI double, and Adam Loera followed with a two-out, RBI single. Another run scored on a passed ball in the inning.

Wylie’s Brady Clark was hit by a pitch and scored on Colby Garrett’s two-out single in the fourth.

Monterey got what proved to the game-winning run when Brody Cantu, who had walked, scored when Zarate reached on a two-out error in the bottom of the fourth.

Garrett and Hays Sipe each had a two-out, RBI single in the sixth and seventh, respectively.

This article originally appeared on Abilene Reporter-News: Abilene High beat Lubbock High in a District 4-5A baseball game Friday