The Robert F. Munroe Baseball team sandwiched their best game of the season between two that were not so good, but typical of several games posted by the young ball club this season.
The Bobcats completed their regular season schedule with a record of 10 wins and 15 losses as they will now prepare for the District 1-2A tournament that pits them against host John Paul II at 3 p.m. Tuesday (RFM is the No. 2 seed and will be the home team). If they can advance, they will play the winner of Aucilla/FAMU at 6 p.m. Thursday.
RFM 2 –
Tuesday’s game in Wewa, unfortunately, was business as usual for the Bobcats as they were outhit by the host Gators 10-6, committed five errors, and walked 10 batters. Pitcher Andrew Higdon took the loss for RFM as the young right-hander struggled with his control (six walks) and was relieved in the third by fellow righty Will Harris. Harris pitched the next three and also struggled to find the strike zone (four walks). Offensively, Bo Bailey beat out a pair of bunts and Bradley Klees went 2 for 3 with a double to lead the Bobcats.
RFM 12 –
Playing arguably their best game of the season, RFM exploded for 12 runs on 10 hits, played well in the field and got a complete game from Pitcher Casey Mathers to defeat the Cougars of Godby for the second time this season. Mathers cruised for the first six innings, shutting out the host Cougars. The sophomore right-hander struck out two and induced several ground balls, which led to the Bobcat’s season-high four double plays. The RFM bats were paced by Stephen Miller (3 for 4, double, four runs), Bradley Klees (2 for 3, two runs), Will Harris (2 for 4, two runs), and Casey Mathers (2 for 5). Mathers helped his cause with three RBIs.
“This is the kind of game we’re capable of playing when we’re focused and minimize mistakes,” said Coach Chris Warfel. “We’re looking for some momentum to carry us into district play.”
RFM 2 – Taylor County 14
Coming out flat a day after their best outing in a while, the Bobcats were out-hit, out-fielded and out-pitched by the visiting Bulldogs, who were led by University of Florida commit Daniel Wentworth. The senior shortstop was 3 for 3 in leading the Taylor County hitters. Junior righty Myles Edwards took the loss for the Bobcats. Edwards also had a double to lead the RFM offense.