Friday Baseball Roundup: Center Tops Jasper + Carlisle Rolls
JASPER -- Center defeated Jasper, 6-2, in one of the few games played across the region on Good Friday.
Caiden Rainbolt pitched 5.2 innings in Center's win and struck out five batters while allowing four hits and one earned run.
Taylor Tomlin led the offensive charge with a two-run homer. He finished the game batting 2-for-4 as did Josh Burns.
Jacob Mitchell closed the game for a save.
Center moved to 15-11 this season and 5-5 in District 20-3A. The team will travel to Carthage on Tuesday.
Carlisle Run-Rules Leverett's Chapel
PRICE -- Carlisle defeated Leverett's Chapel 16-0 in District 20-A.
The Indians opened the game with a six-run bottom of the first, scored two runs in the second inning and three runs in the third inning before adding five final runs in the bottom fourth.
Carlisle's Caleb Colley gave up two hits and two walks while striking out 13 batters in the five-inning game.
The Indians were led offensively by Colley, Zach Brightwell, Justin McMurty and Kolton Heim. Each player recorded two hits in the game and they combined for 11 RBIs.
Carlisle moved to 16-3 overall and 12-0 in district play.
North Mesquite Blanks Longview
LONGVIEW -- The Longview Lobos suffered a crucial 6-0 loss to North Mesquite on Friday night in District 12-5A action.
Longview (11-16, 4-6) is now one full game behind both North Mesquite and Tyler Lee in fifth place with two more games remaining. The Lobos face Lee on the road Tuesday, before closing the season next Friday at home against Rockwall, which has already clinched a playoff spot.
The Lobos outhit North Mesquite 6-4, but committed four errors that led to a couple of unearned runs for the Stallions.
North Mesquite pitcher Tyler Starks got the win with six shutout innings, allowing six hits with nine strikeouts and no walks. The Stallions broke the game open with four runs in the top of the seventh.