The Greenville Lions honored seniors Matt Craig and Trevor White in pre-game ceremonies and then claimed their home baseball finale, 5-2 over Denison on Friday night at John Mason Field.
“I wish we could play Denison on senior night every night,” said Greenville head coach Cody Salyers. “It seems to be good luck for us. I’m glad the seniors got a win in their last game at John Mason Field.”
Jacob Jarvis picked up the win on the mound, striking out four and giving up two runs in five innings. Chris Hazlett picked up the save, allowing only one hit in two scoreless innings.
Greenville scored three runs on four hits in the third inning as Travis Koger, Jacob Jarvis and Justin Koger all had hits. Koger drove in Travis Koger and Jarvis with a triple. Then Koger scored on Luke Dyer’s single.
Denison scored single runs in the third and fifth innings.
Cody Eldridge singled and went to third in the Greenville fourth, then Craig drove in Eldridge.
The Lions got their final run in the fifth as Luke Dyer scored on an Eldridge single.
Greenville is now 4-8 in district and will face Sherman Friday at Sherman.
Denison took the junior varsity game 12-3.
District 13-4A baseball
Denison 001 010 0 —2 8 3
Greenville 003 110 x —5 8 2
WP: Jacob Jarvis, 8 hits, 2 runs, 2 ERs, 0 BBs, 4 Ks, 5 IP; relieved by Chris Hazlett, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 ERs, 1 BB, 0 Ks in 2 IP.
LP: Tanner Ball, 7 hits, 4 runs, 4 ERs, 0 BBs, 2 Ks, 3 1/3 IP; relieved by Devon Blanton, 1 hit, 1 run, 1 ER, 0 BBs, 1 K in 2 2/3 IP.
D: Jake Walters 2-3, 1 RBI; Devon Blanton 1-4, 1 RBI; Will Monta 2-3, Joseph Hendricks 1-3, Luke Thomas 1-2, Tanner Ball 1-1.
G: Travis Koger 2-4, Jacob Jarvis 1-2, Justin Koger 1-2, 2 RBIs; Luke Dyer 1-2, 1 RBI; Tanner Knudson 1-2, Cody Eldridge 2-3, Matt Craig 1-3, 1 RBI.
Records: D 6-20, 2-11; G 4-8.
Next game: Greenville at Sherman, JV/V 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Friday.
BASEBALL / SOFTBALL ROUNDUP
Greenville Lions' coaching staff lineup changes
Each summer the Greenville Lions’ coaching staff goes through a transition phase as some coaches move on to other schools and new coaches are hired to take their place.
This summer is no exception. There’s changes in the coaching staffs for the boys and girls programs that’ll involve the football, volleyball, boys soccer, powerlifting and softball teams.
Hail to the winner of three medals at Transplant Games
His nickname in Greenville is “Pee Wee,” but Oliver Hale is a big man on the tennis court and in the kitchen.
Hale, who is a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School, won three medals at the 2014 Transplant Games of America recently in Houston while competing in the 60-and-over age category. He won a gold medal in men’s doubles, a silver in men’s singles and a bronze in mixed doubles along with playing partner Irena Bucci.
Free youth football camp planned
Second year Texas A&M University – Commerce Head Coach Colby Carthel and his coaching staff will be the directors of a free A&M Commerce Youth Football Camp.
Officially for the record
Two former Greenville schools are now officially recognized for their accomplishments in sports through new signage at the T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.
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Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.
Commerce to host Dixie Softball tournament
The city of Commerce has partnered with the Dixie Softball to host the Darlings and the Debs Softball State Tournament at the Eddie Moore Sports Complex again this year.
Coach Steve Guffey touched many lives
Steve Guffey was a true sportsman in every sense of the word.
Guffey, who died on Saturday at the age of 50, was a standout athlete and coach, who was also an avid golfer, angler and hunter. He was an educator. teacher, mentor and a friend to many who’ve been paying their tributes online and at candlelight vigils on Sunday in Ladonia and on Monday in Campbell. Guffey’s memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell High School gymnasium, where he coached the Lady Indians’ basketball team the past 12 years.
A&M-Commerce hires Burton as women’s basketball coach
Lion women’s basketball experienced a homecoming of sorts on April when athletics director Ryan Ivey announced Jason Burton as the eighth women’s basketball coach in program history.
Lone Oak, Caddo Mills softball players make all-state team
Two players from Lone Oak and one from Caddo Mills earned second-team honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state softball team.
Former Baylor golfers win Monster Ball golf tourney
Baylor University was well-represented at the third annual Craig Bowers Memorial Monster Ball golf tournament this weekend in Greenville.
Two teams composed of former Baylor golfers finished first and second after 36 holes at Wright Park Municipal and Oak Creek Country Club.
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