Wharton Tigers snapped a four-game losing streak and more importantly it came during a District 25-4A game, the victory coming against the Brookshire Royal Falcons.
The 2-1 victory played at home last Friday, April 5 came until the fifth inning for the Tigers.
The game was tied, 1-1, with Wharton batting in the bottom of the fifth. WHS’s Donovan Krushall’s sacrifice fly scored one run for the team.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Wharton’s Jacob Palacios earned the victory. He lasted six and a third innings, allowing four hits and one run while striking out 11. Teammate Blaine Zulauf threw two-thirds of an inning in relief.
On the flip side, WHS batters were struck out just three times.
Wharton was helped along in the first inning when a Royal error scored the game’s first run.
The Tigers to score a run each were Kyler Jackson (double) and Jacob Viktorin. They also had a hit in the game, as did teammates Phillip Olson and Kurtys Mayberry.
Royal knotted the game up at one in the top of the third inning when Michael Moffitt drove in a run following a single.
Palacios helped in his own cause as he led Wharton with two hits in three at bats.
WHS had three errors compared to Royal’s two.
The win was Wharton’s first in district play and puts the team ahead of Royal.
Information about the District 25-4A standings or past results was not available.
WHS played at Sealy on Tuesday, April 9.