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Caleb Hamrick leads Longhorns to second straight victory

CH High
CH High
Cameron L. Bollin

It appears the Cedar Hill Longhorns have found a cure for the affliction that caused a three-game losing streak. After running off six straight victories Coach Fatheree and the Horns lost four of their next five contests. That streak of losses placed Cedar Hill in serious jeopardy of not making the playoffs, but stars step up in times of adversity and the Longhorns had a star-studded trio. That aforementioned trio is led by Caleb Hamrick, with Joee Reyna and Jon Faulkner continually making timely plays.

Is there anything better than getting off the snide against your rival? Probably not, and that’s what Cedar Hill did with a 5-3 win against Duncanville to end that losing skid.

Caleb Hamrick smashed his seventh home run of the season to break a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning giving the Horns a sweep of their district rivals in dramatic fashion. Jon Faulkner also did some damage at the plate hitting his team leading eleventh double of the season. Senior Joee Reyna pitched a great game and while he didn’t earn the victory he did have his team in position to win and the victory placed the Horns fourth in district 7-5A.

Wins lose importance if they aren’t in bunches. What good is a win if you lose the next game or two? Not much at all because that formula will have you watching the playoffs, so Cedar Hills' game against the Irving MacArthur Cardinals was huge.

The Cardinals held the fifth spot in district 7-5A, had won four of their last five games, and had an opportunity to supplant Cedar Hill for the fourth spot. In what could be viewed as their biggest game of the season the young Horns earned their second shutout trouncing MacArthur by a score of 10-0.

Once again the Longhorns were led by Caleb Hamrick on the mound who allowed only three hits in five innings of work. Senior Jon Faulkner set the pace at the plate for Cedar Hill knocking in five runs with his first homer of the season with a triple to boot. Joee Reyna contributed with three runs and two stolen bases.

Now the focus for the tremendous trio is to move out of the third spot in district 7-5A which they have a chance to do with a win Tuesday versus the Grand Prairie Gophers. Can the Horns continue their renewed winning form an catapult themselves into the second spot of district 7-5A? We’ll find out Tuesday night.


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