Monday’s Baseball/Softball Roundup: Chapel Hill’s Pat Day K’s 19, Defending Champ Carlisle Wins Opener + More
NEW CHAPEL HILL -- The Brownsboro Bears scored a 4-3 win over Chapel Hill on Monday, overcoming a strong performance on the mound by Bulldogs pitcher Pat Day.
Day, a Houston signee, struck out 19 batters on the night. The left-hander allowed two unearned runs on two hits, but got a no-decision.
Chapel Hill hosts its own tournament this weekend, facing Malakoff and John Tyler on Thursday.
Carthage Edges Spring Hill in Extras
CARTHAGE -- Tyler Killen's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth to score Terian "Tee" Goree led Carthage to a 6-5 win over Spring Hill on Monday in the season opener for both teams.
Blake Bogenschutz homered, drove in three runs and picked up the win on the mound in relief. Kolby Blissett added three hits in the win for Carthage (1-0).
Waylon McFadin had two hits and two RBIs to lead Spring Hill, while Nathan Methvin and Cameron Copeland each collected two hits in the loss.
Spring Hill starter Eli Reagh got the no-decision. He pitched five innings and allowed three runs on nine hits with three strikeouts.
Diboll Blanks Silsbee
DIBOLL -- The Diboll Lumberjacks opened the season with a 5-0 shutout of Silsbee on Monday.
Senior standout Eric DeJesus, who has signed with SFA, tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout of Diboll.
Grand Saline Overpowers Van
VAN -- The Grand Saline Indians opened the season with a 10-3 win over rival Van on Monday night.
Austen Truett got the win on the mound for Grand Saline (1-0). He allowed two earned runs on three hits and struck out seven in five innings.
Center Edges Queen City
CENTER -- The Center Roughriders began the 2014 season with a 7-6 win over Queen City on Monday night.
Brett Clark was 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Center at the plate. Josh Burns added a 2-for-4 performance for the Roughriders (1-0).
Caiden Rainbolt picked up the win, going the first six innings on the mound. Taylor Tomlin pitched the seventh inning to record the save.
Jefferson Defeats Arp
ARP -- The Jefferson Bulldogs used an eight-run third-inning to set the stage for their 16-6 win over Arp on Monday in the season opener for both teams.
Tyler Foster paced Jefferson (1-0) at the plate by going 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs. Hunter Nelson, Brancen Varnell and Cameron Grubbs all had two hits, with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Brayden Varnell earned the win on the mound for the Bulldogs.
Carlisle Opens With 12-0 Rout
PRICE -- The defending Class A state champion Carlisle Indians began the new season with a 12-0, five-inning win over Kennard on Monday.
Zach Brightwell tossed a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and just one walk in five innings. He also was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.
Kyle Bird also doubled and drove in two runs for the Indians (1-0). Caleb Colley and Dalton Sanders had two RBIs apiece as well for Carlisle, which got things going early with a six-run first inning.
Carlisle hosts its own tournament this weekend. The Indians play twice Thursday -- 1:45 p.m. vs. Tyler East Texas Christian and 6:15 p.m. vs. West Rusk.
Latexo Routs Normangee
LATEXO -- The Latexo Tigers opened the season with a 14-2 rout of Normangee on Monday.
Blythe Hunold allowed two earned runs on three hits with six strikeouts to collect the win on the mound. Jacob Rhone went 3-for-3 with three RBIs to lead Latexo (1-0) offensively.
Latexo takes part in the Groveton Tournament this weekend.
Gary Too Much For Wells
WELLS -- The Gary Bobcats began the season with an 8-2 win over Wells on Monday night.
Levi Tanner had two RBIs, while David McClelland and Colton Coleman each doubled and drove in a run. Tuff Mannor added two hits in the win.
McClelland got the win on the mound, striking out six in 2 1/3 hitless innings.
Gary's season resumes this weekend at the Carlisle Tournament.
Elysian Fields Rallies Past Troup
ELYSIAN FIELDS -- The Elysian Fields Lady Jackets erupted for four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, rallying to an 8-7 win over Troup on Monday.
Keely Howard's two-out, two-run single gave Elysian Fields (4-3) the lead going into the seventh inning. Howard finished the night 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Jane Harris, who relieved Howard in the sixth inning, closed the door on Troup to earn the win.
Kaycee Bailey was 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored, Montanna Methvin had two hits and an RBI, Harris knocked in two runs, Raigan Golladay scored twice and drove in a run, while Madison Spears doubled in the win.
Josee Ross led Troup (1-1), going 2-for-4 with three RBIs at the plate and striking out 10 in the circle. Bethany Mason walked three times and scored three runs in the losing effort.
Hughes Springs Edges Rivercrest
HUGHES SPRINGS -- The Hughes Springs Lady Mustangs rallied late for a 4-3 win over Bogata Rivercrest on Monday.
Hughes Springs (3-0) scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead for good. Bailey Tenbrook's two-run single gave Hughes Springs a 3-2 lead, while Ashanti Searcy singled home another run to push the Lady Mustangs' lead to two runs.
Kaitlyn Morris and Halie Pippin were responsible for Hughes Springs' other two hits on the night.
Chloe Hicks earned the win in relief, allowing one run and striking out three in two innings. Morris started and gave up two runs on six hits with three strikeouts in four innings.
Hughes Springs participates in Longview's Two-Step Classic this weekend.