Jourdanton secures No. 2 seed with win over NataliaFree Access

The Jourdanton baseball team used a big fifth inning Monday to earn the district’s No. 2 seed.

The Indians scored seven in the frame to take a lead they would not surrender in an 8-5 win at Natalia in a seeding tiebreaker after both teams finished 5-3 in district.

Jourdanton trailed 3-1 entering the fifth before Cort Hindes tied it up on an RBI single.

The Indians had five of their 10 hits in the inning, including a two-run single by Miguel Galindo that gave Jourdanton a 7-3 edge. Galindo would eventually steal home to cap off the big frame.

Colton Schuchart earned the win after five innings of work, striking out 10 with one walk. The freshman allowed two earned runs on five hits on 83 pitches.

Max Talamantez earned the save, giving up one earned run on two hits with two strikeouts.

Jeremiah Castro took the loss despite allowing only one earned run. The Mustangs committed six errors in the game. Castro gave up six hits and struck out four.

Jourdanton’s Michael Klumb went 1 for 3 with two RBIs and one walk. Brett Berg was 2 for 4.

The win came after the Indians closed the regular season with a 13-3 run-rule victory at Karnes City.

Jourdanton scored 10 runs over the fifth and sixth to pull away. The Indians out-hit the Badgers 8-6, and both teams committed three errors.

Jemareon Moore had a team-high four RBIs, going 2 for 3 at the plate. Berg was 1 for 4 with three RBIs. Talamantez went 0 for 2 with two RBIs and three walks. Klumb drove in two on 2 for 4 batting.

Schuchart took the win, allowing no earned runs. He gave up three hits in four innings, striking out nine.

Jourdanton will face Lago Vista in a bi-district best-of-three series beginning Friday. The Indians will play at Lago Vista at 6 p.m. Friday before the series shifts to Jourdanton. Game 2 will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Jourdanton ISD Sports Complex, and a third game will be played after, if necessary.

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