Tuesday Baseball + Softball Roundup: Center’s Dalton Horton Throws No-No
CENTER -- Dalton Horton pitched a no-hitter in the Roughriders' 2-0 win against District 20-3A foe Huntington.
Horton struck out 20 Huntington batters along the way.
Josh Burns led Center's offensive effort with a 2-for-3 night and an RBI and a run scored. Taylor Tomlin batted in Burns on a triple.
Center (14-11) travels to Japser for a game Friday.
Huntington (4-15-1) will host Douglass at noon Friday in a non-district game.
Chapel Hill Tops Kilgore
NEW CHAPEL HILL -- Chapel Hill won an important game for both itself and District 16-3A rival Kilgore, 4-3, in walk-off fashion.
Chapel Hill's Phillip Day scored the game-winning run on a Kilgore error.
The win gives Chapel Hill some hope of making the district playoffs, and it kept Kilgore from keeping pace with Spring Hill and Gilmer in the district championship race.
Peyton Richardson pitched six strong innings for Chapel Hill. He allowed just one run on two hits.
Chapel Hill (17-9, 6-5) committed three errors in the game as did Kilgore (10-11, 6-4).
Andrew Black earned the save for Chapel Hill with one hitless and scoreless inning.
Chapel Hill was led by Zack Walters' 2-for-3 night.
Kilgore is slated to host Henderson on Friday while Chapel Hill simultaneously plays Gladewater at home.
Longview Wins at Mesquite
MESQUITE -- Longview defeated Mesquite Horn, 4-2, at Tillery Field to advance to 4-5 in District 12-5A and remain competitive for a final playoff spot with three more games to play.
The Lobos (11-15) traded a run with Horn (10-15, 0-10) in the third inning then put together a two-run fifth inning and built their lead to 7-1 with a run in the top seventh before the Jaguars answered with one run in the game's final frame.
Jared Pauley led the way offensively for Longview with a 4-for-4 night and one run scored. Sam Scarborough turned in a 3-for-4 performance at the plate.
Will Bradshaw pitched for the complete-game win, allowing six hits and a walk along the way.
The Lobos host North Mesquite on Thursday.
Lindale Gets a Big Win
CORSICANA -- Lindale took control of second-place in District 16-4A with a 4-0 win Tuesday at Corsicana.
Sam Sitton pitched a complete game and allowed just four base runners while throwing seven strikeouts.
The Eagles (15-6-2, 6-2) scored six runs on six hits and committed now errors.
Corsicana fell to third-place in the league with a 5-3 district record.
If Lindale wins outs, including a win against Nacogdoches in the season finale, it can claim its first 4A district championship ever.
The Eagles will visit Jacksonville on Thursday.
Joaquin Run-Rules Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE -- Joaquin scratched out a 10-0 win against Martinsville in five innings.
Starting pitcher Gage Belrose threw a one-hitter and recorded 11 strikeouts. At the plate, he batted 3-for-3 with 2 RBIs.
Nate Belrose also got into the mix with a grand slam, Lance Lawson batted in a run and Armando Robles had a 2-for-3 night.
BULLARD -- Brook Hill made sure McKinney Christian got home at a reasonable time Tuesday night.
The Guard run-ruled McKinney Christian, 14-0, in five innings.
Brook Hill took a 5-0 lead to the second inning and never looked back.
Six Guard batters had two hits or more in the game. Seth Brasher and Blake Maddox both recorded three hits, and Ryan Cox had a game-best 4 RBIs.
Brook Hill hosts Dallas First Baptist Academy at 4:30 p.m. Thursday. It won its last meeting against First Baptist Academy by a score of 11-4 which is its smallest margin of victory against a TAPPS district opponent.
Bullard Wins 16-3A Title
HENDERSON -- Bullard won the District 16-3A championship by way of defeating Henderson, 9-1.
It was a night for Bullard starting pitcher Coco Kristi Springer to remember.
Not only did she homer in the first inning on the way to two hits and 2 RBIs, she threw 11 strikeouts in the win.
Bullard (18-4) recorded 10 hits in the game.
Tatum Uses Strong First Inning Against Elysian Fields
TATUM -- The Lady Eagles defeated Elysian Fields, 10-3, Tuesday.
Tatum put up four runs in the first inning and then six more in the bottom sixth to run away with the District 17-2A contest.
Kylee Edgmon pitched for the complete-game win and allowed seven hits and two walks.
Elysian Fields will visit Union Grove at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.