Texas High spotted Mount Pleasant three first-inning runs before coming back to run-rule the visiting Tigers, 17-3, Friday night.
Sophomore catcher Jackson Halter tied the game with a 2-run double in the bottom of the first, then drove home three more with a 4-for-4 effort that topped the Tigers’ 18-hit attack.
Texas High scored in every inning, including five in the second and eight in the fourth to finish the game early on the run rule.
Sophomore right-hander Rian Cellers allowed three first inning hits, but none the rest of the way, striking out three and walking three.
Meanwhile, the Tigers punished three MP pitchers for a season-high 18 hits, including home runs by freshman Luke Smith and senior Chris Lyles.
Smith was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with his solo homer in the third. He had three runs batted in. Lyles, whose 2-run homer in the big fifth, was his second in as many home games, also tripled.
Leadoff batter Chris Sutton had two singles and a 2-run double, whole Jacob Hearne had an RBI double and single.
THS (17-7, 10-1) now leads District 15-5A by three games over Lindale, which lost to Royse City, 8-6, Friday. The two teams play twice next week, Tuesday at Lindale and Thursday at Texas High. A sweep would clinch the league title for the Tigers.
Hawks ‘ Galvan silences Paris batters
PARIS, Texas – Ryan Galvan tossed a no-hitter and struck out 11 Friday to keep state-ranked Pleasant Grove unbeaten in District 15-4A with a 5-0 win.
The Hawks (18-4, 8-0) scored all the runs Galvan would need on a two-run double by Marshall Cox.
Keaton Russo also had an run-scoring single, with Jackson Cobb and Tucker Anderson adding one hit each.
Benton scores late to beat Hogs
Benton bunched four hits and two walks in the top of the seventh inning for five runs Friday at Razorback Field to rally past Arkansas High, 7-4.
The Razorbacks trailed 1-0 and 2-1 until scoring three unearned runs in the fifth to give AHS and pitcher Cody Adcock a 4-2 lead. Adcock was dominating for the most part, scattering five hits and striking out 10 in six innings.
Arkansas High’s bullpen couldn’t finish the game in the seventh.
Senior Preston Bunch led the Razorbacks at the plate with a triple and single.
Rabbs blank Queen City, 10-0
ATLANTA, Texas – Jake Thompson and Max Ebarb combined their skills Friday night to pitch Atlanta past rival Queen City, 10-0.
Cade Wood had three hits for the Rabbs, with Thompson contributing two hits.
Warriors rout Caddo Hills, 9-1
Paul Nix scattered seven hits and struck out 12 Friday to lead Trinity Christian past Caddo Hills, 9-1.
Nix also had a hit, scored twice and stole three bases. Evan Miller had a single and four stolen bases. George Leopard, Silas Nix and Kendall Jones had one hit each for the Warriors.
Pantherettes shut out Liberty-Eylau
Jaycie Hall pitched a six-inning 1-hitter Friday as North Lamar completed its perfect run through District 15-4A by blanking Liberty-Eylau, 11-0.
Isabella Gunderson was the losing pitcher for the Lady Leopards, who advance to play Pittsburg in a one-game playoff to determine and second and third seeds in district. Pleasant Grove is the fourth place team.
Savannah Phelps had Liberty-Eylau’s only hit.
Benton beats Lady Backs, 9-1
Benton scored five runs in the fifth inning to break a close game open Friday at the Lady Backs Field, and beat the Arkansas High, 9-1.
Adison Wright had two hits for the Lady Backs, driving in their only run. Alyssa Smith and Kayla Dossey also had hits for AHS.
Kaitlyn Fortenberry suffered the loss in the circle, allowing only four earned runs, walking none and striking out five.
Lady Warriors fall to Caddo Hills
Caddo Hills defeated Trinity Christian’s girls Friday on the Lady Warriors’ diamond, 16-1.
Landi Williamson had TC’s only hit, while Samantha Chandler scored the Warriors’ run.
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