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Hippos drop two games

Hippos drop two games
Hutto High School varsity baseball junior Roman Grametbauer swings at a pitch March 26 during the Hippos’ home district matchup against Harker Heights High School. Photo by Larry Pelchat

HUTTO — The Hutto High School varsity baseball team lost two games this past weekend as the Hippos fell on the road at Copperas Cove High School and at home to Buda Hays High School.

COPPERAS COVE BULLDAWGS 13, HUTTO HIPPOS 7

The Hippos, who picked up their first 6A-District 12 victory over Temple earlier in the week, were dealt a 13-7 loss Friday, April 5 against Copperas Cove.

Hutto got off to a fast start in the top of the second inning as Jackson Reed had an RBI single, Aiden Eierdam walked with the bases loaded and Zachary Torres was hit by a pitch with the bases full to make it 3-0.

Trailing 4-3, the Hippos retook the lead in the top of the fourth frame on a single by Randy Cardenas that allowed two runs to score.

However, Hutto was unable to overcome an eight-run scoring outburst in the fourth inning by the Bulldawgs. The Hippos had a tough night as a team on the mound as they walked 14 Copperas Cove batters.

The Hippos got their final runs of the night off the bat of Ace Del Bosque in the sixth inning as he hit a two-run home run to left field that scored Chase Perez.

HAYS HAWKS 8, HUTTO HIPPOS 2

Hutto returned home Saturday, April 6 and fell 8-2 in a non-district game to Hays.

Down 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning, the Hippos were able to tie the game 1-1 when Julian Maese was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded that scored Michael Elquist.

With the Hippos facing just a 2-1 deficit heading into the fifth inning, the visiting Hawks scored six runs over the next two innings to take an 8-1 lead. Hutto got its final run of the game on a single by Lou Torres that brought home Tre Fields.

Despite the Hippos’ loss, they got a solid day at the plate from Jayden Littles as he went 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple, a single and one walk.

Hutto (8-16 overall, 1-5 district record), under Head Coach Edward Stringer, will return to district play Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. in a rematch at home with Copperas Cove. The Hippos will then remain home Friday at 7 p.m. versus district foe Bryan High School and hit the road Saturday at 1 p.m. for a non-district contest with Round Rock High School.


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