Tuesday Baseball/Softball Roundup: Carlisle’s Zach Brightwell Tosses Perfect Game + Huntington Edges Carthage in 20-3A Showdown
BIG SANDY -- The second-ranked Carlisle Indians remained unbeaten in District 20-A play behind a six-inning perfect game thrown by Zach Brightwell.
Brightwell retired all 18 batters he faced with 13 strikeouts in the Indians' 10-0 win over Big Sandy on Tuesday.
Kolton Heim highlighted Carlisle (11-3, 7-0) at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a homer, double and three RBIs. Ben Goss was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored and Ty Baker doubled as part of a 2-for-4 performance.
Caleb Colley, Brightwell, Justin McMurtry, Kyle Byrd and Dalton Sanders each had one RBI for the Indians, who play at Union Hill on Friday.
Frankston Edges Hawkins
FRANKSTON -- The Frankston Indians came away with a narrow 2-1 win over Hawkins in District 18-2A action Tuesday night.
Caleb Whitehurst had three hits and scored twice, including the game-winning run for the Indians (8-7, 4-4). Carson Chalk had two hits, while Dylan Hokit had a hit and drove in a run in the win.
Waylon Morris was the winning pitcher, striking out 13 in the complete-game effort.
Frankston returns to action Friday at Winona.
No. 2 Huntington Edges Carthage
CARTHAGE -- The second-ranked Huntington Lady Devils grabbed a key 3-1 win over No. 11 Carthage in a pivotal District 20-3A matchup Tuesday night.
Erica Wright, a Texas signee, led the way in the circle for Huntington. She allowed one run on two hits with nine strikeouts and three walks in seven innings.
Samantha Clakley suffered the loss for Carthage, surrendering three runs on five hits with nine strikeouts and two walks in seven. Brooklyn Peace was responsible for Carthage's only run with a solo homer, while Morgan Davis had the Lady Dawgs' only other hit.
Huntington hosts Pollok Central, while Carthage is at Jasper on Friday.
Fourth-Ranked Alto Sweeps Mount Enterprise
ALTO -- The No. 4 Alto Lady Jackets rolled to a District 21-A doubleheader sweep of Mount Enterprise on Tuesday, winning 13-3 and 18-2.
In the first game, Alto took charge with a big four-run fourth inning, scoring on Carenza Johnson's steal of home, an RBI single by Laney Black, a passed ball and a wild pitch. Johnson had a hit and two RBIs to lead Alto, offensively.
Madison Crisp got the win in the circle, allowing three runs on five hits with four strikeouts and one walk in five innings.
In the nightcap, Alto rolled after a 10-run explosion in the second inning. Alyssa Duplichain was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate, including a first-inning triple.
Crisp got the win once again, allowing two runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks in four innings.
Alto (17-3, 9-0) is back in action Friday at Cushing.