First place in District 15-5A was on the line Friday night at Texas High. Mount Pleasant (10-3-2, 3-0) no longer shares the lead with Texas High after beating the host Tigers, 5-2.
Sophomore right-hander Logan Dunn baffled THS most of the game. He scattered five hits, walking two and striking out five in going the distance.
The losing pitcher was Cameron Radney, who deserved a better fate. He gave up two runs on four hits in five innings. The decisive runs came in the sixth when the visiting Tigers scored three runs on four hits. Colby Hunnicutt had a two-run single in the sixth, and ninth-place hitter Tyke Fluellen got his second hit of the game.
“We didn’t hit the ball tonight, our approach is something we’ve got to work on,” said Texas High coach John McClure. “Our pitching and defense has been keeping us in games. We did give up five runs tonight, but it wasn’t a bad performance at all.”
Dunn shut out THS for five innings. In the sixth Rian Cellers doubled home a run. He scored on Jackson Halter’s second hit of the game. Connor Allred reached bases three times on a single and two walks, scoring on Celler’s double.
In other action Pleasant Grove crushed Paris, 9-0. Liberty-Eylau rallied to edge Redwater, 14-13.
Lady Leopards blank Pittsburg, 3-0
Liberty-Eylau senior Isabella Gunderson was surrounded by outstanding defensive support Friday at the Lady Leopards field, blanking District 15-4A rival Pittsburg, 3-0.
Gunderson allowed only three hits, while striking out three.
Tamara Norris and Savannah Phelps led the Leopards with two hits each. Norris added a sacrifice fly and two stolen bases. Phelps also walked and scored a run.
Keeley Norris drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, and singled, while stealing two bases. Her twin Kayla Norris contributed a single, scored a run, drove in one run, and stole two bases.
Arkansas High’s softball team routed Hot Springs, 16-0.
Two Atlanta pitchers combine for no-hitter
HOOKS, Texas – Kade Wood threw five innings of no-hit ball, and Max Ebarb got the final six outs as Atlanta defeated Hooks, 9-1.
The Rabbs piled up 11 hits in the game. Jake Thompson, Cooper McClure and Andy Samples had two hits each for the winners.
Atlanta’s softball team was beaten by Hooks, 3-2.