Baseball Roundup: Carthage + Carlisle Score Big Wins, Sulphur Springs Knocks Off Hallsville
MESQUITE -- The Longview Lobos dropped a 4-1 decision to North Mesquite on Tuesday in a pivotal District 12-5A matchup.
With the win North Mesquite (14-11, 5-5) pulled into a tie with Longview (14-9, 5-5) for the fourth final playoff spot from District 12-5A with two district games remaining.
Tyler Starks earned the complete-game win for the Stallions, allowing one run on three hits with nine strikeouts. Brandon Hickman doubled and drove in two runs to lead North Mesquite at the plate.
Will Bradshaw took the loss for Longview. He gave up four runs (three earned) on five hits with six strikeouts and five walks. Dez Chumley tripled and scored the Lobos' lone run.
Longview returns to action at home Friday to take on rival Tyler Lee (14-9, 6-4), while North Mesquite plays at district-leading Rockwall-Heath (21-8, 9-1) on Friday.
Lufkin Beats College Park
THE WOODLANDS -- Tyler Stubblefield dominated on the mound and Lufkin got big blasts from Trey Cumbie and Gunnar Quick in a 4-2 win at The Woodlands College Park Tuesday.
Stubblefield, a Texas A&M signee, allowed no earned runs on five hits with 10 strikeouts and two walks in a complete-game effort.
Quick homered and doubled, while Cumbie homered.
Lufkin hosts Conroe Oak Ridge at Morris Frank Park on Friday.
Sulphur Springs Knocks Off Hallsville
SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Sulphur Springs Wildcats scored a 5-4 upset of No. 10 Hallsville on Tuesday in District 14-4A action.
The win pulled Sulphur Springs (5-3 in district) even with Hallsville (18-5, 5-3) for second place in district behind Pine Tree, which defeated Marshall 5-1 on Tuesday.
Sulphur Springs' season resumes Friday at Pine Tree, while Hallsville faces Mount Pleasant at home Friday.
Carthage Rolls Past Pollok Central
CARTHAGE -- The Carthage Bulldogs took down Pollok Central, 11-1 in five innings, Tuesday in District 20-3A action.
Brody Colle struck out nine in five innings to earn the win, and added a double at the plate. Blake Bogenschutz and Samuel Chhor each doubled and drove in two, JayDon Day singled and had two RBIs and Tyler Musgrove led off the game with a solo home run.
Carthage (21-5, 7-2) returns to action Friday at district-leading Lufkin Hudson.
Van Downs Brownsboro
BROWNSBORO -- Van had four-run innings in the in the fourth and fifth to propel the Vandals to a 10-4 win at Brownsboro on Tuesday.
Brownsboro's Raul Gutierrez went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Van's Tristan Ford had an RBI single during the four-run fourth.
Van scored the game's first five runs before Brownsboro's Miles Spencer knocked in a run in the bottom of the fourth. Brownsboro's Ryan Covington added an RBI single in the sixth before Gutierrez' RBI single and Chris Davis' RBI sacrifice fly in the sixth that cut the deficit to 10-4.
No. 1 Carlisle Clinches 20-A Title
LAIRD HILL -- Ben Goss and Dylan Sanders homered and three pitchers combined on two-hit shutout in No. 1 Carlisle's 15-0, five-inning win over Leverett's Chapel on Tuesday.
The win clinched the District 20-A championship for Carlisle (19-0, 12-0).
Sanders had a team-high six RBIs for the Indians, while Goss and Gunner Baker had three RBIs apiece.
Shadow Sanders pitched the game's first three innings, allowing two hits with six strikeouts and one walk, to earn the win. Zach Brightwell and Goss combined on two shutout innings of relief.
Carlisle's next game is at home Friday against Gary.
Bullard Brook Hill Crushes Richardson Canyon Creek
RICHARDSON -- Collin Mondrik and Jonah Gonzales each had three hits and five RBIs, while Kendall Kerns added two hits and five RBIs to lead Bullard Brook Hill to a 30-0 rout of Richardson Canyon Creek in a five-inning run-rule contest.
Overshadowed by the 30-run outburst was a combined perfect game from Quintin Pile and Clayton Engel. Pile pitched three innings and struck out six. Engel pitched two innings and struck out three. Brook Hill had 22 hits and no errors, while Canyon Creek had no hits and five errors.
All 13 Brook Hill players scored at least one run apiece. Pile had four hits, four RBIs, and three runs scored. Engel doubled twice, drove in a run, and scored four runs, while Mike Greening had two hits, two RBIs, and two runs. Mondrik also doubled twice and scored five times.
Drew Robertson had three hits, two RBIs, and two runs. Blake Maddox knocked in two runs. Ryan Young had two RBIs and three runs. Cody McCallum, Ryan Cox, Logan Watlers, and Daniel Priddy combined to score eight runs.