Baseball Roundup: Tyler Lee Knocks Off Rockwall-Heath, Pine Tree Falls in Extras + More
TYLER — Zach Flanagan struck out eight in a complete-game performance, leading Tyler Lee to a 7-1 win over District 12-5A champion Rockwall-Heath on Friday night at Mike Carter Field in the regular-season finale.
Lee (16-9, 8-4), which finished third in the district, broke the game open with five runs in the second inning.
Blake Hamblett led the Red Raiders at the plate with two RBIs.
Lufkin Wins, Misses Out On Playoffs
CONROE — The Lufkin Panthers defeated Conroe, 3-1 in eight innings, Friday night in their season finale.
Despite the win, Lufkin will miss out on the playoffs after finishing in a tie for fifth in District 14-5A.
Tyler Stubblefield, a Texas A&M signee, capped his high school career with a big performance. The left-hander went all eight innings, allowing a run on eight hits with 14 strikeouts.
Pine Tree Falls in Extras, Forcing District Playoff
MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant Tigers defeated Pine Tree 5-4 in 13 innings Friday night in District 14-4A action.
Pine Tree’s loss, coupled with Hallsville’s win at Texas High, forces a playoff for the district’s No. 1 seed. Pine Tree and Hallsville will meet at 7 p.m. Monday from Kilgore’s Driller Park.
Whitehouse Rolls Past John Tyler, Playoff Up Next
WHITEHOUSE — Derek Clemons and Jake Parker each drove in three runs, leading No. 6 Whitehouse to a 15-0 win over John Tyler in three innings Friday night.
The Wildcats (22-7, 9-1 in District 16-4A) will face No. 13 Corsicana (21-5-1, 9-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rockwall-Heath High School for the district’s top seed in the playoffs.
Patrick Mahomes went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs for Whitehouse, which took control with a 10-run second inning. Eric Munoz and Jared Raabe also had two RBIs.
Ryan Cheatham, Mahomes and Peyton Conser each pitched one inning. The trio allowed one hit and combined for five strikeouts and six walks.
Diboll Upsets Ninth-Ranked Carthage
DIBOLL — The Diboll Lumberjacks scored an 11-9 upset of No. 9 Carthage in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Carthage (23-6, 9-3) finished second in District 20-3A behind eighth-ranked Lufkin Hudson (21-7, 10-2), which dropped a 3-1 decision to Center on Friday.