Texas High struck for eight runs with one out in the bottom of the first inning Monday at Tiger Field and beat Liberty-Eylau, 10-0, in the baseball season-opener for both teams.
The game was called after 4 1/2 innings due to the 10-run rule.
After the leadoff batter was retired, the next eight THS batters reached base and scored. Jakob Hearne igniting the rally with a double, finishing it with a run-scoring single.
Michael Sikorski pitched four innings for the Tigers to pick up the win. He allowed only an infield hit to Kevin Garza in the second inning. He also struck out three and walked one.
Chris Sutton struck out the side in the top of the fifth after giving up a two-out infield hit to Spencer Aldridge.
Hearne was the only player with two hits in the game. Sutton had an RBI triple and Connor Allred a double and two runs scored. Chris Lyles drove in two runs with a single. Rian Cellers and Walker Davis also delivered run-scoring hits.
Starter Parker Goodman took the loss for L-E. He pitched only a third of an inning. Ben Witterstaetter pitched 2 2/3 innings, and Blake Carter threw a perfect fourth.
Hawks open with win at Atlanta
ATLANTA, Texas – Nick Voyles hurled four scoreless innings for Pleasant Grove Monday night as the Hawks won their season opener over Atlanta, 6-2.
Pleasant Grove captured an early 1-0 lead, adding all the runs it would need with three more in the third.
Atlanta got on the scoreboard in the fifth. The Rabbs scored again in the bottom of the seventh.
Ryan Galvan and Marshall Oubre pitched in relief for the Hawks.
Catcher Keaton Russo led the Hawks at the plate with two hits and an RBI. Ben Harmon had a double and RBI. Tucker Anderson had a double, and Seth Hopkins a single. The Rabbs had four hits, but struggled on defense with five errors.
The Hawks are scheduled to play at Ashdown Tuesday. Pleasant Grove will participate in a Shreveport tournament later this week. The first game is set for Evangel Christian Academy on Thursday at 5 p.m.