HS Baseball Playoffs: Oak Ridge Shuts Out Aldine in the Bi-District Round
THE WOODLANDS, TX – After a long season, baseball is finally entering in the first round of playoffs. Oak Ridge led the district, just head of The Woodlands, and faced Aldine in the first round of the playoffs. The Bi-District teams agreed on a tournament style play with the best of three moving on to the area round.
For Oak Ridge, they brought out their best pitchers, and hitters up at the beginning of the batters list. Aldine struggled in the first innings to contain the excitement and momentum of the War Eagle tempo. Oak Ridge had an eye on the pitcher and cranked out base hit after base hit to bring in many runs in the first game.
Pitching was on another level. As each Aldine batter came up to the plate, the Oak Ridge pitcher seemed to have them figured out and retired them back to the dugout. Coach JJ Peirce was caught smiling ear to ear as the innings flew by and the pitchers stuck out the Aldine dugout.
Oak Ridge dominated the first game 10-0 and the second game was similar. After a 30 minute rest, game 2 was on. Aldine changed out of their solid blue jerseys for an all-white look. Although the uniforms changed, unfortunately for them Oak Ridge was on fire.
With the same momentum and pressure, they dominated the innings on defense and offense. Often going 3 up and 3 down. As well as hitting base hit after base hit.
They rallied all the way to the end and finished up game 2, shutting out Aldine, 8-0. Oak Ridge moves on to the area round by winning 2 games out of the 3.