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October 26, 2023

Garcia, Cowboys hold on for 2-1 victory in pitcher’s duel

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Vibha Viswanath
Coppell junior first baseman Joaquin Oaxaca bats against Plano during the first inning on Tuesday at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowboys defeated the Wildcats, 2-1.

The Coppell baseball team defeated Plano, 2-1, at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex on Tuesday. The Cowboys move to 6-12-0 overall.

After the Wildcats scored with a RBI triple by Plano senior Peyton Firgens, the Cowboys went into the second inning down 1-0. 

“We always try to be the one to score first and if that is not the case, we try to have a good game plan to come back,” Coppell coach Armando Garza said.

With Coppell senior center fielder Brodie Scott on third and senior courtesy runner Salvador Alonzo on second, an RBI single to center field by senior left fielder Aaron Colby scored Scott to tie the score at 1. Senior shortstop Michael Russell put Coppell up, 2-1, with a sacrifice RBI bunt to score Alonzo from third. 

Coppell senior pitcher Jacob Garcia pitches against Plano during the fourth inning on Tuesday at Coppell ISD Baseball/Softball Complex. The Cowboys defeated the Wildcats, 2-1. (Vibha Viswanath)

After early action in the first three innings, each team went back and forth in a pitcher’s duel with Plano recording only one hit over the final four innings. 

Coppell senior pitcher Jake Garcia starred with seven strikeouts and allowing only four hits throughout the game. 

“We played well, all the way through the first to ninth inning,” Garza said. “We played good defense and [Gracia] pitched amazing.”

Coppell’s three hits came from Scott with the double to left field, sophomore second baseman Jackson Floren on an infield single to shortstop and Colby’s single.

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Ainsley Dwyer, Entertainment Editor
Ainsley Dwyer is a junior and the entertainment editor of The Sidekick. In her free time, Ainsley enjoys theater, enjoys singing, playing the guitar and binge watching TV shows and her favorite movies, Dead Poets Society, Almost Famous, Scream, Maurice and more. She is typically found listening to Taylor Swift, The Beatles, The Mamas & Papas, The Doors, Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Amy Winehouse, Deftones, Coldplay and Evanescence. She’s born and raised in Coppell. Both her parents and families are from Colorado, and she frequently visits them every year. She plans to attend the University of Missouri to double major in history and journalism. Ainsley has two dogs named Blue and Rouey who are part lab and part pointer. Her favorite place she’s traveled to is New York and would love to live there when she's older. She also dreams of traveling across Europe. Ainsley is a big soccer fan, and her favorite player is Luka Modrić so she loves to root for Real Madrid and Croatia’s National Team. Ainsley also has a deep fascination with pop culture from the 2000s as well as pop culture from the 1960s and 70s. You can contact her on 'X'  (@ainsleydwyer).
Vibha Viswanath, Staff Photographer
Vibha Viswanath is a junior and staff photographer for The Sidekick. This year, Vibha hopes to try new things in Sidekick, explore her interests, and work on various types of media. In her free time, she likes to bake and watch TV. Her favorite TV show is New Girl, and she likes to watch movies with family and friends. Her favorite food is drunken noodles, and she loves to drink Starbucks and Diet Coke. As a member of HOSA, she aspires to study medicine and become a surgeon. You can contact Vibha at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram @vibha_kv.  

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