Godley Clinches 8-4A Title With 9-4 Win


Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

MIDLOTHIAN, TX - The Godley Wildcats and Midlothian Heritage Jaguars entered Friday’s final regular season contest tied for the 8-4A District lead, each team with a 10-1 record. Heritage won the first meeting 6-4 in early May, but the winner of this game would claim the #1 seed for the upcoming UIL Playoffs. 2018 SS/RHP Brett Brown (Texas A&M) took the mound for Godley, while Midlothian Heritage sent 2019 RHP Bryce Fuller to the mound.

Both starters got through the first two innings without allowing a run. Godley started the scoring in the top of the third inning when 2018 IF Bobby Goodloe hammered an RBI double to left field. Heritage answered back with two runs in the bottom half of the inning when 2020 C Cade Sumbler doubled.

Godley reclaimed the lead in the top of the fourth by putting up a six spot. 2019 1B/LHP Chase Lummus singled to start the inning, and after two walks loaded the bases with no outs, Heritage called on 2020 SS Travis Belz to pitch. After Lummus scored on a passed ball, Godley got got four straight hits to give them a commanding 7-2 lead (Bobby Goodloe single, Easton James single, Brett Brown single, and Tad Thompson triple).

Wildcat starter Brett Brown was in control all night, tallying 13 total punchouts in six innings of work.

Both teams traded runs in the fifth, and Godley added an insurance run in the top of the seventh to bring the score to 9-4. That’s when Godley’s Coach Maxwell went to 2019 LHP Chase Lummus to finish off the game, but Midlothian still had some fight left, and Godley’s defense opened up the door for the Panthers. Heritage scored a run on another knock from 2020 C Cade Sumbler. And they loaded bases with two outs and the tying run standing in the on deck circle. But Lummus recorded his third strikeout of the inning to end the game and give Godley the 9-4 win and clinch first place in district 8-4A.

STATS

Godley
Goodloe: 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB, R
James: 2-5, 2 RBI, R
Brown: (W) 6 IP, 2 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 13 K, 2 BB. Hitting: 2-3, RBI, 2 BB, R
Thompson: 1-5, 3B, RBI
Lummus: 2-4, R. Pitching: 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 K.

Midlothian Heritage
Sumbler: 2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R
Jones: 2-4
McDaniel: 1-3, R

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