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As afternoon turned to evening, you could feel the excitement building in Burger Stadium, as fans of both the Lake Travis Cavaliers and Akins Eagles waited with intense anticipation for the game to come. Then just as the temperature started to drop, the first pitch was thrown.
Lake Travis came out swinging, and in the top of the first, they were able to score five runs behind a multitude of singles. In the bottom of the first, Akins showed some fight making contact with the ball multiple times, however, that contact would not turn into anything substantial as the Cavaliers were able to keep the Eagles off the bases.
The second inning is where Lake Travis was really able to hit their stride as they scored 10 runs on the back of a grand slam by Kyle Rader. Akins was not able to respond, striking out multiple times in the bottom half of the inning, and failing to get on base.
In the subsequent innings, the Cavaliers would score seven more runs, putting them over 20 for the night. On the other side, the Eagles failed to obtain a single hit only reaching base due to an error, and a couple of walks in the bottom of the fifth.
Overall, Lake Travis finished the game with 14 hits and three stolen bases. The starter, Jake Litowitz, and two relievers Cole Carroll and Kaden Kent were also able to secure a combined no-hitter in the shutout win. The Eagles were able to strike out five Cavaliers during the game, and play a clean match as they kept their errors to a minimum, only clocking in three during the five inning contest.
As the 5th inning came to a close, the final score of 22-0 was cemented. The players left the field, the fans left the stadium, and just as fast as the excitement built, it left, leaving in its wake a game to remember.
In the hot and humid air of a mid-April Austin evening, fans of both the LASA Raptors and Northeast Raiders gathered to support their teams and watch these two baseball clubs play the game they love.
In the top of the first inning, the Raiders were able to get the ball rolling and score a run. In the bottom of the first, the Raptors were able to open up a lead, scoring a few runs before the Raiders could get the final out. In the top of the second, LASA would find a way to hold Northeast to no runs behind three strikeouts from their pitcher. In the bottom of the second, the Raptors would continue to hit well and finish that inning with over 10 total runs. The game went on for three more innings until, at the score of 19-3, the mercy rule was enacted in the bottom of the fifth giving LASA the victory.
Overall, LASA finished the game with double-digit stolen bases and walks. The Raptors were able to hold Northeast at bay using just one pitcher for the entire game while striking out nearly 10 batters. Northeast was able to get a few solid hits, as well as display some good batting skills, forcing multiple walks throughout the game.
As everyone prepared to leave, the two clubs waved their hats in the other team's direction as a sign of appreciation for the game they had just played, and out of respect for one another. So as the evening turned to night, both teams left the field, leaving behind a game to remember.