FORSAN â€” Thursday's game against Winters was basically a tune-up game for Forsan, who had already locked up the No. 2 seed in District 6-1A, defeated the Blizzards 8-2.
Blaise Coffman issued zero walks, didn't give up a run and struck out five in five innings on the mound. Clayton Galloway and Trevor Burchett each saw one inning of work as well.
â€śBlaise was real effective,â€ť FHS Head Coach Jason Phillips said. â€śHe had great control and off-speed pitches. He got off us off to a good start. And we hit the ball well from the first inning until the end of the game. We also played great defense â€” we turned three doubleplays.â€ť
Galloway led the offense going 3-3 with a pair of singles and a triple and scoring three runs. Coffman had a triple, Burchett recorded a double, Garrett Kligora had two base hits and Tyler Evans picked up a single.
The Buffs will open the playoff with a three-game series against the Van Horn Eagles on May 3 at 6 p.m. in Monahans. Phillips doesn't know much about the distant team yet, but feels confident in his own squad's abilities.
â€śSlowly but surely, we've become a better baseball team,â€ť Phillips added. â€śOur defense has been solid, our pitching has been great the last couple weeks. If we play the way we're capable, we could make a little noise in the playoffs.â€ťView more articles in: