The Howe Bulldog baseball season came to a disappointing and abrupt end on May 5 as Whitesboro swept a doubleheader at Veteran’s Field in Sherman. The Bearcats blanked Howe in both games, 12-0 in the opener and 9-0 in the nightcap.
Whitesboro senior Caden Cobb held the Bulldogs to just one hit, a second inning double by senior Tyler Grisham, in the first game.
Cobb retired 16 batters in a row after the Grisham hit.
The Bulldogs had a scoring opportunity in the first as Matt Griffin drew a two-out walk and advanced to second on a passed ball.
A ground out by Tanner Hartstield capped that threat.
Sophomore catcher Dyson Dillard drew a lead off walk for Howe in the second, but courtesy runner Kyler Anderson was picked off by Cobb.
Grisham sent his one-bounce shot to the center field wall, but was stranded.
The Bearcats blew the game open in the second, collecting three hits as they scored five runs.
A 2-RBI triple by senior Dalton Vanlandingham was the big hit in that inning. Howe ends the season with a 17-10 record, 8-4 in district play, with a second place finish in the league.
Six seniors wrapped up their high school baseball careers with the two postseason losses.
Brandon Wall, Tyler Grisham, Jaden Matthews, Brennan Ross, Tanner Hartsfield and Matt Griffin ended their high school careers with the Sherman losses.