Lumberjacks sweep Carthage

Diboll Lumberjack senior Alex Grimaldo finished off his senior district baseball season in style on Friday, April 27, turning in a double, three singles and an RBI in an 11-9 home victory over Carthage.

The third-place Lumberjacks handed second-place Carthage just its sixth loss of the season and begin the playoffs against Palestine at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at Central Heights. The second game will be played at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Bullard. The third game, if necessary will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at Bullard.

Senior Sergio Castillo contributed a three-run homer and five RBI.

Eric DeJesus earned the win, allowing five earned runs on five hits with four strikeouts and six walks in 5 1/3 innings.

Diboll took the lead with an eight-run second inning and added three more runs in the fourth. The Lumberjacks held off a late rally by Carthage, which had the go-ahead run on base in the seventh before Castillo go the final two outs.