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Baseball, Game Article | April 16, 2022

CL Hawks Steal Win Over Boerne, 5-4

                           The Walk Thru as Canyon Lake sent the Greyhounds home with a Loss, 5-4.


The Boerne Outfield were still in Hawk’s win that split this series as the season comes down to the final two weeks before post-season.

Way to take care of the Greyhounds and don’t forget to vote in May for runoff.

“This was a big win for us coming from behind,” Head Coach Victor Escamilla said. “We were able to keep it close. Griff (Griffen Williams) had the play of the game when he had a full count against the best hitter in this league and we needed him (Williams) to throw the ball low and to the outside and he put it right there for a ground out that ended the threat.”

Canyon Lake started slow for their 5th time in the last 6 contests as it was starting to look bleak after a 4th inning that had the Greyhounds scoring 2 more runs and upping their lead to, 4-1.

The Lake had 3 innings that showed promise but all that was accomplished was one run scored but had chances for more damage.

For a team that had 7 errors (5 on this night) during this series shows that Canyon lake needs to shore up those plethora of mistakes if this team wants to make a long run when post-season gets going.

Boerne came into these two games ranked 2nd in the state and had accumulated just two losses up to this game.

Those set-backs was a final tournament game against a state ranked 5A Georgetown club and 4th ranked Central Catholic who beat Boerne 3 weeks ago.

Eighteen of Boerne’s 22 games were won by 5 or more runs with a schedule that had games with all but six teams with a winning record.

                    Hawk Proud!!

In this game the Hawks used Chase Anderson’s bat with a 3 hit game, using a double driving in one run and on his 3rd hit coming during CL’s 6th frame that put this speedy catcher on base for a surprised winning run. (keep reading)

This Greyhound team would not have any fielding mistakes and has a top notch group of fielders from catcher to their outfield.

When Canyon Lake started to make their move it would be those Boerne outfielders that would do more watching than playing as CL drew closer and winning in that 6th inning.

In short it was a Griffen Williams’ home run that started the fireworks (literally) as BHS 3 outfielders would be 10-15 feet from the fence. So Griff’s homer would have the left fielder doing nothing but standing still watching this ball as it flew over the fence onto the parking lot.

That ball was crushed and would leave little doubt that it was destined for ground squirrels at the outskirts of the stadium lights.

Tanner Schultz would work a walk next and a Brayden Welch single put CL within one run with two more innings to complete a comeback.

Sophomore Luke Roskin would be called on to finish these last two innings after the pitch count halted Griff’s mound work.

                  Way to Go Hawks!!

Roskin learned a valuable lesson last time he was on the mound after failing to record an out against another Boerne team (Champion). Preparing during warm-ups became a much more meaningful routine as that led to the short leash a week earlier against Champion.

Roskin in his two innings gave up one hit that made it through the Hawk infield like a pinball machine, but it would be the 7th inning that had that ugly word (error) for a lead off Greyhound who was able to make it to 2nd base with no outs and CL up one run.

A sacrifice had the tying run moved up to 3rd base still needing two more outs for CL’s 3rd win in their last four outings against this stalwart school.

Roskin took the gloves off the Hawk fielder’s and finished the inning striking out the final two Greyhounds.

Back to the bottom of the Hawk’s 6th inning had Canyon Lake with a lead off double for Hayden Baker who moved to 3rd on a Chase Anderson single. Familiar territory that had CL with two on with no outs and two chances for a score.

Enter Williams with a screaming single to center field that tied the score at 4 runs a piece.

“I wanted to drive the ball up the middle,” Williams said. “I just took advantage of what they gave me….this was a big win, they are ranked 2nd in state and we needed it for our defense…it was not good today.”

           Congrats & Way to Go Hawks!!

Then Reid Simpson would be the courtesy runner for Williams and then a Boerne chance for a pick-off that would allow Chase Anderson an opportunity to steal home for that go ahead run.

“You have to gauge what is happening when you see your teammate bout to be picked off…but I just took the opportunity and scored,” Chase Anderson assessed on his stealing of home plate. “Their throw did not get me and this was a good comeback win but now we are in the same spot as last year and we will not take our next two opponents lightly.”

Those Greyhound Outfielders? Yes, all they could do in those two instances was standing and watching as this battle would change into a Hawk win and those two runs having outfielders being no more than fans and as CL scored two runs that became instrumental for a hard fought victory.

There were several Hawks that seem to be breaking out and Brayden Welch’s three hits during this two game series had two doubles and 4 rbi’s in his 5 at bats and seems to have settled in at the plate which would prove to be a big boost for CL’s lineup.

Chase Anderson & Brayden Welch were instrumental in Win over Boerne, 5-4.

“I have a new approach because it is obvious that my old approach was not working,” Welch surmised. “I’ve been looking for the outside pitch to drive it to center and right center field by just turning on the ball.”

On if Welch is having fun, “Lots of fun…of course we just won but being around this team means more and we still have things to accomplish.”

Canyon Lake will play Bandera this next week before ending this season against Davenport.

Watching the score board will be a must when the Greyhounds and Wimberley battle it out for a chance to finish first or give CL a 3-way tie atop district if those two schools split. This two game set will commence in two weeks.

Fredericksburg could help with an upset but Canyon Lake will need a sweep in Bandera and finishing with Davenport for a chance for those scenarios at home.

Way to Go Hawks!!


                       DISTRICT 28-4A STANDINGS
Season           W   L   Pct     District        W   L   Pct  Games Behind
Boerne          23   3  .885     Boerne          5   1  .833      —-
CL Hawks        19   6  .760     Wimberley       5   1  .833      —-
Wimberley       12   7  .632     CL Hawks        4   2  .667     1.0
Davenport       14  10  .583     Davenport       3   3  .500     2.0
Fredericksburg   7  13  .350     Fredericksburg  1   5  .167     4.0
Bandera          4  15  .211     Bandera         0   6  .000     5.0

                         This Week’s Schedule
               Tuesday   Bandera         @    CL Hawks    7pm
                         Davenport       @    Wimberley
                         Boerne          @    Fredericksburg

               Friday    CL Hawks        @    Bandera     7pm
                         Wimberley       @    Davenport
                         Fredericksburg  @    Boerne


           1  2  3  4  5  6  7   R  H  E
Boerne     2  0  0  2  0  0  0   4  6  0
CL Hawks   0  0  1  0  2  2  x   5  9  5

                   ab  r  h bi 2b hr bb so  misc
Chase Anderson      4  1  3  1  1  0  0  0  sb
Hunter Anderson     4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  fc
Ty Sellers          4  0  0  0  0  0  0  1
Griffen Williams    3  1  2  2  0  1  1  0
 cr Reid Simpson    0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  sb
Tanner Schultz      2  1  0  0  0  0  1  0
Brayden Welch       3  0  2  1  1  0  0  0
Jeremy Greene       2  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
Brody Ross          1  1  0  0  0  0  0  1  hbp 2
Hayden Baker        3  1  2  0  0  0  0  1
2b Travis Parma     -  -  -  -  -  -  -
Totals             26  5  9  4  2  1  3  4

Pitching            ip  h  r er bb so   W  L
Griffen Williams   5.0  5  4  2  4  5   0  0
Luke Roskin (5-0)  2.0  1  0  0  0  2   1  0
Totals             7.0  6  4  2  4  7   1  0 

wp: Griffen Williams
Pitches-Strikes: Griffen Williams  107-67 63%
                 Luke Roskin        31-18 58%