Baseball Roundup: Longview Holds Off North Mesquite + Three East Texas Pitchers Fire No-Hitters
LONGVIEW — Reid Russel went 3-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs, leading Longview to an 8-7 win over North Mesquite on Friday in District 12-5A action.
Russell’s two-run blast came in the Lobos’ six-run fourth inning, which put Longview (10-6, 2-2) up 8-4. North Mesquite scored three times in the seventh before Trenton Holloway recorded the game’s final out.
Tre Allen and Jared Murray had doubles for Longview, while Allen, Murray, Spencer Barton, Austin Attaway and Jared Pauley had one RBI apiece.
Will Bradshaw got the start for Longview, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and three walks.
The Lobos’ season continues Tuesday at rival Tyler Lee.
Tyler Lee Rolls Past Mesquite
MESQUITE — Ben Romines blasted a grand slam, helping Tyler Lee to a 15-4 rout of Mesquite on Friday night in District 12-5A action.
Romines’ long ball put Lee ahead 8-4 in the fourth inning. Ross Himes was a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple on the night for the Red Raiders (11-6, 3-1).
Whitehouse’s Ryan Cheatham No-Hits Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE — Ryan Cheatham tossed a no-hitter in Whitehouse’s 9-1 win over Jacksonville on Friday night in District 16-4A play.
Cheatham struck out 12 and walked two in seven innings, and also doubled and drove in three at the plate for Whitehouse (12-5, 2-0).
Michael Nuon was 1-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Patrick Mahomes was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored. Jared Raabe and Derek Clemons also drove in runs for Whitehouse.
Whitehouse returns to action Tuesday at home against Nacogdoches. Jacksonville is at John Tyler on Tuesday.
Cooper Coldiron Pitches Kilgore To Win
KILGORE — Cooper Coldiron tossed a complete-game shutout with 14 strikeouts in Kilgore’s 7-0 win over Chapel Hill on Friday night in District 16-3A action.
The game was originally scheduled to take place at Chapel Hill High School, but difficulties with the stadium lighting forced the game to Kilgore’s Driller Park.
The win improved Kilgore to 2-2 in district, while Chapel Hill fell to 11-5 overall and 1-2 in league play.
Kilgore returns to the diamond Tuesday at home against Henderson, while Chapel Hill travels to Gladewater.
Newton Captures Historic Victory
CORRIGAN — The Newton Eagles won their first district game in three years, defeating Corrigan-Camden, 7-3, Friday night in 20-2A action.
Devin Woods pitched a complete game for the win. He allowed three runs on three hits and struck out 13.
Zach Belcher led Newton at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBIs. Landon Kelly was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and three RBIs.
Carlisle’s Gunner Baker Throws Perfect Game
GARY — Carlisle senior Gunner Baker tossed a five-inning perfect game in the top-ranked Indians’ 15-0 rout of Gary on Friday night in District 20-A action.
Baker recorded all 15 outs via the strikeout, and went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at the plate for Carlisle (13-0, 6-0).
Shadow Sanders was 2-for-2 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Zach Brightwell went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs, while Jaylan Holland added two RBIs in the winning effort.
Carlisle is back in action Tuesday at home against Big Sandy.
Tyler Grace Rolls Past Rival Tyler T.K. Gorman
TYLER — Jacob Spitzer tossed a five-inning no-hitter, and the Tyler Grace Cougars used a six-run first inning en route to a 12-0 rout of rival Tyler T.K. Gorman on Thursday at UT Tyler’s Irwin Field in TAPPS 2-4A action.
Spitzer struck out 10 and walked two in his five innings of work.
Jonny Spitzer, Jacob Spitzer, Jacob Wadle and Reagan Starr all had two RBIs for the Cougars. Blake White tripled, while Chandler Nutt and Mason Aldredge had doubles for Grace.
Grace’s season continues Tuesday at Dallas Shelton, while the Crusaders travel to Carrollton Prince of Peace.