Wakeland vs. Lone Star

Toby Bicknell
Texas Scouting Director

FRISCO, TX - On the first night of district play for Frisco schools, we had a chance to catch up with two preseason contenders in District 9-5A. 

Frisco Wakeland put up a 3-spot in the bottom of the first inning after a Hayden Foster single was followed by a J.D. Gregson single, each runner aggressively taking an extra base. Then Ryan Feddersen drove in two runs with a soft liner to left field. Another run scored two batters later on an infield throwing error, and Wakeland took a 3-0 lead.

Wakeland starter Thomas Hart was in control for all five innings, allowing only two earned runs (5th) on four hits, two walks, and six strikeouts.

Lone Star got on the board late with two runs in the top of the fifth when Austin Eaton laced a 2-out, 2-2 curveball into left field. Lone Star starter, Dylan DeLeon, settled in and put together a competitive outing, but Wakeland threatened again in the bottom of the sixth. After getting two quick outs to start the inning, DeLeon allowed a two-out walk, followed by an infield error, and was lifted for Ryan Bogusz. After another costly error, and a double by Zach Brown, the Wolverines took a 6-2 lead heading into the last half inning.

The Rangers brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the seventh with an error, single and a walk. But left-handed reliever Robert Fortenberry showed quality poise getting two big punchouts to end the game.

Final Score: Wakeland 6, Lone Star 2.

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Thomas Hart, RHP, Wakeland HS, 2019
Howard JC commit. Approximately 6-foot-2, 180-pounds, with a long-limbed, athletic frame. The right-hander works from a ¾ slot with a loose, clean arm swing, his fastball flashed late life with sink at 89-91 in the first, topping out at 92 mph. He spun his curveball for strikes with 1/7 slurvey shape at 70-76 mph, occasionally with sharper, late bite at the higher velocity. Efficient in the zone with his fastball, locating to both sides of the plate and elevating later in counts to setup his breaking ball. 5 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 6 K, 2 BB. 

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