District Champion Bobcats begin playoffs this week
Last updated 5/2/2023 at 11:21am
The Orangefield Bobcats finished their regular season as the undefeated champions of District 22-3A. It is the Bobcats' third straight district championship in baseball.
The final game in district was played Tuesday, April 25, at Orangefield's Paul Cormier Field against the Anahuac Panthers. The Bobcats won 12-4 for their fourteenth victory without a loss in district play and improved their record to 23-3 on the season.
Anahuac took the early advantage before Orangefield rallied and took the lead in the second inning. Matthew Johnson drew a bases loaded walk to bring home the go ahead run for the Bobcats.
Jason Bodin of Orangefield had a huge night with his bat going three for three. Bodin tripled during the second inning rally, tripled again in the third when the Bobcats tallied more runs, and homered in the fifth. Jason had five runs batted in for the game.
During the decisive third inning Orangefield got a key double from Morgan Sampson to drive in a run. Bodin later hit his second three-bagger of the game with the bases loaded to score three Bobcats. Rusten Traxler and Logan Cheek both contributed two hits to the Bobcat offense that night.
Pitcher Brycen Tait got the win for Orangefield. Tait pitched four innings allowing five hits and surrendering three runs while striking out two.
The opening round post season opponent for Orangefield is Pollok Central. The Bobcats and the Bulldogs will play a best of three games series with all the games at Cleveland High School.
The first game is scheduled for Friday at 7:00 PM and Orangefield will be the home team. Game two will be Saturday at 1:00 PM with the Bobcats being the visitors. A third game if necessary would follow thirty minutes later. Tickets will be $5 at the gate with only cash being accepted for payment.