KILGORE -- Bullard took the lead in the top of the first and never looked back in an 8-3 win at Kilgore.
CARTHAGE -- No. 17 Carthage had the high ground entering Friday's critical District 19-4A tilt with an eight-game winning streak following a walk-off loss at Center on March 23.
Three weeks ago, it avenged that defeat at home and maintained a half-game lead against the chasing Roughriders. All that remained on the agenda was taking care of Center a second time and winning one of its final two games.
WHITEHOUSE -- The 13th-ranked Corsicana Tigers picked up a crucial District 16-5A win Tuesday night, defeating Whitehouse, 1-0, in 12 innings.
HALLSVILLE -- Sulphur Springs entered Tuesday's top 25 matchup hoping for a series sweep against Hallsville. Unfortunately for the Wildcats, the amazing has become routine at 1 Bobcat Lane.
Coby Weaver threw his third no-hitter of the season in a 3-0 victory, and the Bobcats took a giant step toward their third straight league championship.
East Texas Teams Ranked By Txhighschoolbaseball.com (April 20)
EMORY -- Garrett Walker was one batter shy of recording an abridged perfect game Friday in Van's 12-0 victory against Emory Rains.
The starting pitcher earned a no-hitter instead and fanned six batters in the five-inning game.
MARSHALL -- The Mavericks took another step toward not only qualifying for the state baseball playoffs for the first time in five years but plausibly winning the coveted District 15-5A crown Friday.
An 8-4 victory against Longview helped keep Marshall in striking distance of Hallsville and Sulphur Springs with four games to play.
SULPHUR SPRINGS -- The Sulphur Springs Wildcats remained one game behind first-place Hallsville in the District 15-5A standings with an 8-1 win over Mount Pleasant on Wednesday.
ELKHART -- Jackson Adair rallied back from an 0-2 count for a three-run, walk-off homer in the 11th inning and a 7-4 win against New Waverly.
It fit in perfectly with the game's tone. Elkhart had trailed in the District 21-3A battle, 4-1, entering the bottom of the seventh inning.
East Texas Teams Ranked By Txhighschoolbaseball.com (April 13)