Tuesday Baseball/Softball Roundup: Corsicana Edges Whitehouse In 12-Inning Thriller + Much More
WHITEHOUSE -- The 13th-ranked Corsicana Tigers picked up a crucial District 16-5A win Tuesday night, defeating Whitehouse, 1-0, in 12 innings.
Jackson Kennemore delivered the big hit for Corsicana (17-3, 6-3) with an RBI triple in the top of the 12th inning.
But pitching dominated the night.
Corsicana starter Brady Harlan, a Texas commit, pitched 10 scoreless innings. He allowed four hits and struck out 11 with four walks. Corbin Hall picked up the win with two scoreless innings of relief.
Whitehouse (12-6, 5-4) starting pitcher Ryan Walls went eight scoreless, surrendering just one hit with eight strikeouts and two walks. Landry Mayo worked the next four frames, allowing a run on two hits with four strikeouts and three walks.
Tanner Roach was the Wildcats' top offensive performer, going 2-for-5 with a walk.
Both teams return to action Friday night. Corsicana plays host to John Tyler, while Whitehouse travels to Jacksonville.
Texas High Nips Longview In Extras
LONGVIEW -- The Texas High Tigers kept their playoff hopes alive with a hard-fought 5-4 win in eight innings over Longview on Tuesday night in District 15-5A action.
Texas High (5-6 in 15-5A) scored the game-winning run on an error by Longview (3-8) in the top of the eighth.
Longview sent the game to extras when Tylan Miller belted a solo homer to tie the game at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Tigers starting pitcher Zach Phillips went the distance, allowing four runs on seven hits with 14 strikeouts and one walk in eight innings. He also was 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate.
Texas High was also sparked offensively by Colby Adkins, who was 3-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Alex Kugler went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs.
Dez Chumley and Will Bradshaw were each 2-for-4 with a run scored in defeat for the Lobos.
Each teams' season continues Friday night. Texas High entertains Marshall, while Longview travels to Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant Notches First League Win
LONGVIEW -- The Mount Pleasant Tigers earned their first District 15-5A win of the season with a 2-1 win over Pine Tree on Tuesday night.
Tyler Nelson earned the complete-game win, allowing a run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and no walks in seven innings.
Christian Moulton and Cayden Hunnicutt provided the offense for Mount Pleasant (1-10 in 15-5A) with RBIs in the Tigers' two-run first inning.
Mason Hays was the tough-luck loser on the mound for Pine Tree (4-7). He gave up two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts and one walk in six innings.
Patrick Shore had an RBI single in the bottom of the first for the Pirates' lone run.
Mount Pleasant hosts Longview, while Pine Tree plays at Sulphur Springs on Friday.
Van Takes Down Canton
VAN -- The Van Vandals continued their strong play in District 14-4A with a 5-3 win over Canton on Tuesday night.
Garin Shelton improved to 7-0 on the season with 10 strikeouts in seven innings.
Jacob Tobias was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, while Colton Carpenter went 2-for-3 to spark the Van (14-4-1, 8-2) offense.
The Vandals are back in action Friday at home against Wills Point.
Center Run-Rules Henderson
CENTER -- The Center Roughriders remained in the hunt for the District 19-4A title with a 13-3 win over Henderson in six innings Tuesday night.
Josh Burns was 3-for-3 with three RBIs, three runs, and two walks to lead the Roughriders. Dalton Horton was also 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs scored, while Jacob Mitchell had a hit and knocked in two runs.
Caden Rainbolt got the win on the mound, allowing one run on five hits with seven strikeouts and two walks in five innings.
Center, which is just one game behind district-leading Carthage, travels to Carthage on Friday night in a game with league championship implications.
Crockett Defeats Elkhart
ELKHART -- The Crockett Bulldogs took advantage of sloppy Elkhart defense in a 5-3 win over the Elks in District 21-3A action Tuesday night.
Crockett scored four unearned runs on three Elkhart (16-10, 8-4) errors in the second inning.
Elkhart battled back, getting a Cullen Adams two-run home run in the third that cut the deficit to 4-3, but that was as close as the Elks could get.
The Elkhart season continues Friday at Trinity.
Lindale Blanks Jacksonville
LINDALE -- The Lindale Eagles earned a 9-0 win over Jacksonville in District 16-5A action Monday night.
The pitching duo of Nash Walters and Laettner Greenhill combined to allow just one hit with 16 strikeouts and four walks in seven innings.
Ryan Dudley went 2-for-4 with a double and two runs to spark Lindale offensively. Kam Neely was 2-for-3 and scored twice, Gage Walters had two RBIs, and Stephen Clemmons had a double, RBI, and two runs.
Carthage Shuts Out Tatum In Regular-Season Finale
TATUM -- The eighth-ranked Carthage Lady Dawgs appear to be hitting their stride as the playoffs are set to begin next week.
Carthage closed out its regular season with a 4-0 win over Tatum on Tuesday, which capped an undefeated run through District 19-4A.
Samantha Clakley pitched seven innings and allowed three hits with 10 strikeouts, and went 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate.
Morgan Davis was responsible for the other three Carthage (22-2, 8-0) runs with a three-run home run. Kyrstin Martin and Hope Kruebbe each collected two hits, while Kacey Maines, Ashleigh Edge, and Brianna Gwinn were all 1-for-3 on the night.
Elkhart Cruises Past Crockett
ELKHART -- It only took three innings for the eighth-ranked Elkhart Lady Elks to dispatch of Crockett, 24-0, Tuesday, which clinched the District 21-3A championship.
Robin Grant paced Elkhart (23-1, 13-0) by going 2-for-3, with a grand slam home run, double and seven RBIs. Tiffany Rosas went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBIs, Megan Davis was 4-for-4 with a pair of RBIs, Jasmine Hunt had two hits and drove in three, while Preslye Cox delivered two RBIs in the rout.
Camryn Rucker and Cox combined to pitch three innings.
Elkhart closes the regular season at Trinity on Friday.
Pollok Central Rips Corrigan-Camden
CORRIGAN -- The 14th-ranked Pollok Central Lady Bulldogs rolled to a 10-0 win in six innings over Corrigan-Camden in District 22-3A action Tuesday night.
Katelyn Boles pitched five scoreless innings and struck out 11, while collecting two hits with a double and RBI to lead the way.
Baylee Adams and Taylor Due had two RBIs apiece, Shelby East had two hits, scored a run, and stolen four bases, and Abbie Moore added three runs.