Close games continue to go against Bishop Lynch in the 2019 season, with four one-run losses and a tie contributing to the Friars' 4-9-1 record as the schedule gets ready to turn to a new month.
During last weekend's McClain/Cowart Invitational in Plano, the Friars suffered a pair of one-run losses with a 5-4 decision in favor of Legacy Christian and a 2-1 contest for Fort Worth Christian. During the three-day event, the Friars also notched a 7-4 win over DasCHE and opened with an 8-1 loss to Fort Worth All Saints.
The loss to All Saints is one of six games in which the Friars have scored just a single run, losing all six games. The Friars are also 0-9 in games in which they score less than five runs.
This weekend the team will head to Houston to compete in the Rosehill Christian Tournament, with games Friday against Northland Christian (12:30 pm) and Emory Weiner (3:00 pm). Saturday's schedule will be determined based on Friday's results.
District play begins next week with a home-and-home against Prestonwood Christian. The Friars will travel to Plano on Tuesday and host the Lions on Thursday. Both games are scheduled for 7:00 pm.
All Saints 8, Friars 1
The Friars committed seven errors to help the Saints' cause in the opening game of last week's tournament. The Friars managed just five hits, with two from John McVicker and an RBI off the bat of Matt Johnson. Five players committed errors in the field.
Max Danielsen (2-3) took the loss despite a solid outing, allowing just four hits and one earned run while striking out four. Danielsen's record is deceiving, considering the senior has an earned run average of just 1.24 over 22.2 innings pitched, during which he has totaled 30 strikeouts.
Legacy Christian 5, Friars 4
Kade Findley drove in two runs while walking twice and Jalen Webster added an RBI but the Friars' last-inning rally fell short. The Friars had just three hits but drew eight walks and struck out only three times. McVicker and Darries Boyd each swiped two bases. Findley tossed 2.1 innings, allowing just three hits, and Lucas Herrman (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs.
Friars 7, DasCHE 4
In a three-inning contest, McVicker, Johnson, and Webster each had two hits, Webster drove in three runs while Johnson and Westin Walls each drove in a pair. Freshman Jack Hettrick (1-0) earned the win, tossing all three innings and allowing four runs while striking out five.
Fort Worth Christian 2, Friars 1
The Friars had three hits and committed three errors in the five-inning loss to the Cardinals. Aaron Hunter, Mike Rutherford, and Johnson each had a hit. Hunter doubled while Johnson bagged a triple. Hunter (0-1) took the loss on the hill despite a dominant effort, tossing four innings and allowing just one hit, one earned run and striking out three.