Wednesday Baseball Roundup: Nathan Methvin, Spring Hill Steal One From Kilgore + Chapel Hill and Carlisle Win District Openers
LONGVIEW -- Kilgore was one out away from clinching a District 16-3A opening win against Spring Hill. Nathan Methvin turned the game for the Panthers, a contest his team eventually won 3-2 in eight innings.
Methvin hit a two-out RBI double to the right field wall in the bottom of the seventh before being stranded on the bags to force extra innings.
Spring Hill's Waylon McFaddin put a ball in play in the bottom of the eighth that was misplayed by Kilgore's defense. It allowed the game-winning run to come home.
The Panthers got seven good innings from starter Eli Reah. He allowed two earned runs.
Parker White pitched a scoreless eighth to record the win.
Spring Hill will play Thursday through Saturday at the Hallsville Tournament. Kilgore plays Friday against Hardin-Jefferson at the i20 Classic in Sour Lake.
Elsewhere in the district...
HENDERSON -- Chapel Hill opened District 16-3A on the right end of an 8-3 victory against Henderson.
Zack Walters batted 2-for-4 with four RBI in the win and Bulldog pitcher Pat Day threw a complete game with 10 strikeouts, six walks and three earned runs against.
Henderson led 1-0 through four innings. After tying the game with one out in the top of the fifth, Chapel Hill hopped into the driver's seat with an infield base hit by Braden Nelson and then the first two RBI by Walters with two outs in the frame.
The Bulldogs scored four more runs in the top seventh before Day (2-0) closed the door on Henderson.
Chapel Hill batted a solid .290 as a team Wednesday.
The Bulldogs will play Thursday against Groesbeck in conjunction with the Franklin Tournament in Franklin at 9 a.m. and then will play a team to be determined at 1 p.m. Henderson also will be in action Thursday at the Hallsville Tournament.
PRICE -- Carlisle earned an 11-0, run-rule game against Union Hill on Wednesday.
The Indians (5-3, 1-0) scored five runs in the first inning, five more in the third and one more in the fourth frame.
Carlisle starting pitcher Zach Brightwell (3-1) faced 10 batters and struck out eight of them with one walk allowed through three innings of work. He earned the win.
Caleb Colley came in to close the game out and struck out five of eight batters faced in an abridged combined no-hitter.