by Bruce Felps
Depending on whose recollection one cites, the Dallas’ Lake Highlands High School baseball team beat the holy snot out of Samuell High 53-0, 54-0, or 57-0 earlier this week.
Pick a score, any score, and you grab a handful of epic tail-kicking.
According to an article in the Dallas Morning News Wednesday, Lake Highlands coach Jay Higgins instructed his team to pull back after the mismatch became obvious in the first inning.
“We told the kids no matter how far you hit the ball, you only go one base at a time. … We didn’t steal any bases. I emptied the bench.”
The Wildcats, apparently, couldn’t be bad enough. The Lake Highlands team went 44-for-68 from the plate while Samuell went hitless.
The Spartans, though, showed true class in the face of adversity … embarrassment … and it reflected on the team chemistry presumably fostered by coach Mike Peña.
Rather than give up and throw in the glove, all 17 Spartan ballplayers showed up for the next scheduled practice.
That right there is a stand-up team.
Bruce Felps owns and operatesEast Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serving the White Rock Lake area. He was so good at baseball his own dad called him Charlie Brown when he pitched.
Published at 3:40 PM CST on Mar 10, 2011 | Updated at 3:45 PM CST on Mar 10, 2011
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