The No. 5 Bridgeport Bulls (19-3, 4-0) used another late inning rally Tuesday to complete the first round of district play undefeated, remaining in first place in District 9-3A.
The Bulls used a four-run sixth inning to pull away for an 8-5 victory over Gainesville.
Bridgeport led 3-0 after the third inning. Gainesville fought back to tie things up in the fourth. They scored two more in the fifth to take a 5-3 lead.
The Bulls plated a run of their own in the fifth to cut it to 5-4, when Erik Delgadillo laid down a perfect squeeze.
“We came out a little flat tonight,” Bridgeport coach Ted Leps said. “We had to fight hard to come out with a win.”
Alex Samples came in to relieve Omar Martinez in the sixth, to shut down the Leopards and eventually pick up the win.
Martinez came through with a two-run double in the sixth for the game winning RBI. He led the offense with two hits on the night.
Samples, Reese Read and Hulsey all finished with one hit each.
The Bulls were set to start the second half of district play Friday at home against Krum, and will play a non-district game at Aubrey Tuesday.