Tuesday’s Baseball + Softball Roundup: Spring Hill Gets a Big 16-3A Win
NEW CHAPEL HILL -- The Chapel Hill Bulldogs lost a close one to Spring Hill on Tuesday.
The Panthers put together one run in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings against a Chapel Hill pitching coalition of four players headlined by starter Peyton Richardson.
Spring Hill starter Eli Reagh, meanwhile, went the distance while allowing eight hits, a walk and one sixth inning run in front of solid defense. Reagh also led the Panthers with a 2-for-3 night at the plate.
Chapel Hill's loss puts the Bulldogs 1.5 games behind Bullard and Kilgore for the final two playoff spots in District 16-3A with a 3-5 district record and a 15-9 record overall. Bullard and Kilgore have a game in hand of Chapel Hill.
Spring Hill advanced to 6-3 in the league and 11-9 overall.
Frankston Tops Harmony
BIG SANDY -- Frankston moved to 9-8 overall and 5-5 in District 18-2A with a 10-6 win against Harmony.
Waylon Morris earned the win on the mound for the Indians with seven strikeouts along the way. He now has 56 strikeouts this season and a 4-3 record.
Caleb Lee, Caleb Whitehurst and Morris all doubled during Tuesday's game. Whitehurst recorded 3 RBIs, and Jordan Thomas recorded three base hits with 3 RBIs.
Frankston will visit Arp on Friday.
Carlisle Rolls Against Overton
PRICE -- Carlisle topped Overton, 10-3, Tuesday evening.
Overton scored three runs in the top of the first, but the Indians began chipped away at the lead with a two-run bottom frame. Carlisle then added two more runs in the bottom second and didn't look back on its way to eight unanswered scores.
Justin McMurty and Kolton Heim both recorded doubles and batted above .500 in the game. They also paced the team with 2 RBIs each as did starting pitcher Ben Goss.
Goss picked up the win with a six-hit complete-game.
Brook Hill Keeps Winning
DALLAS -- The Guard defeated First Baptist Academy 11-4 and are red hot as they gear up for the playoffs and the chance to defend three-straight TAAPS 3A championships.
Brook Hill scored three runs in the top of the first, but First Baptist Academy answered back with the scores of their own in the bottom frame.
The Guard kept going though.
Brook Hill scored three runs in the top of the second, and scored at least run in every frame except for their fifth inning. First Baptist Academy didn't score again until the bottom seventh.
Clayton Engel and Daniel Priddy pitched for the Guard and combined for 12 strikeouts, six hits and four earned runs.
The pitchers were backed up by an obviously strong offensive performance led by McCray Fletcher's 3-for-4 night and other players who at least batted over .500 in the game.
Brook Hill will host Richardson's Canyon Creek on Friday.
GLADEWATER -- Bullard cruised to a 12-2 win against Gladewater on Tuesday in District 16-3A.
Baylee Taylor was the Lady Panthers' most-outstanding player of the day with four trips aboard the bases and pitched seven innings for no earned runs and three hits.
A three-run error hurt Gladewater's chances in the second inning. Bullard had five runs through the first three innings.
Elysian Fields Falls to White Oak
WHITE OAK -- The Roughnecks used a three-run second inning to get past Elysian Fields, 4-2.
White Oak's Jessica Patak allowed five hits and two walks to 10 strikeouts along the way for the complete-game win.
The Roughnecks trailed 1-0 after the first half-inning but its second inning proved to be just enough, and they added a fourth run in the third inning before Elysian Fields added its second and final run in the top fifth.
Jade Owens led White Oak with a 2-for-2 day at the plate and teammate Madison Faber recorded 2 RBIs in the game.
Whitehouse Pulls Away From Lindale in 16-4A Game
WHITEHOUSE -- After eight lead changes, the Wildcats finally got an upper hand on Lindale for a 10-6 win Tuesday.
Whitehouse took the lead for good in the bottom sixth inning on a three-run homer from Morgan Downs.
The game was a big one for both teams. Had Lindale won, the Eagles would control first-place in the district outright.
The victory advanced the Wildcats' district record to 6-1 which ties Lindale for the district lead.