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Baseball Roundup: Dragons split crazy doubleheader with Whitewright

By Richard Greene | Published Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Chico Dragons and Whitewright combined for 82 runs Saturday, splitting a wacky doubleheader.

The Dragons took the first game with the football-game like score of 42-19.

Chico pounded out 25 hits. The Dragons scored 10 in the first, 12 in the second, 11 in the third and nine in the fourth. The game was stopped after the top of the fifth.

Three Chico players finished with more than six RBIs. Tyler Melton drove in nine on four hits, including a double and a home run. Kalan Johnson and Hagen Davis, who homered, collected six RBIs each. Johnson, Brady North and Jaston McBee scored six times apiece.

After that offensive explosion, Chico managed only one run on two hits in the nightcap, falling 20-1 in five innings to Whitewright. The Tigers plated seven in the first, four in the second, two in the third, five in the fourth and two in the fifth.

Chico’s lone run came in the fifth. Victor DeLeon drove in Marshall Anderle, who had doubled.

Though hitting .118 and going 2-for-17 in the second game, Chico is still batting .519 as a team on the strength of the first game.

KENNEDALE 17, DECATUR 4
LINDALE 16, DECATUR 3
MINERAL WELLS 5, DECATUR 1

The Decatur Eagles dropped their final three games at the North Texas Tournament of Champions.

Kennedale beat Decatur 17-4. Lindale knocked off the Eagles 16-3. Mineral Wells handed Decatur a 5-1 loss.

Mason Baur tripled and drove in three of the Eagles’ runs against Kennedale.

In the Lindale game, Clayton Egle went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs.

Against Mineral Wells, Egle knocked in the Eagles’ lone run.

BURKBURNETT 12, BRIDGEPORT 2
MINERAL WELLS 10, BRIDGEPORT 3
BRIDGEPORT 7, SPRINGTOWN 0
BRIDGEPORT 10, LAKE WORTH 5
CASTLEBERRY 5, BRIDGEPORT 3

The Bridgeport Bulls finished 2-3 at the North Texas Tournament of Champions over the weekend.

After losses to Burkburnett and Mineral Wells, the Bulls beat Springtown, 7-0, and Lake Worth, 10-5.

Alex Samples pitched a scoreless seven innings against Springtown, scattering four hits and striking out three. He also drove in two runs. James Gray went 2-for-3 with a RBI.

Samples went 3-for-3 with two doubles and scored four runs in the Bulls’ win over Lake Worth.

BOYD 15, PETROLIA 5
BOYD 9, NOCONA 3
BOYD 8, MUENSTER 6
BOYD 7, VALLEY VIEW 6

Brandon Hardee drove in three runs and Tyler Kemp two as the Boyd Yellowjackets knocked off Valley View 7-6 to win the Nocona Tournament.

Evan Stephenson picked up the win, and Sonny McCarmack got the save.

Boyd went 4-0 at the tournament.

Boyd started with a 15-5 win over Petrolia. Kemp went 4-for-4 with four RBIs. Cameron Clark also knocked in four with three hits.

The Yellowjackets beat Nocona 9-3 behind three RBIs and three runs from Kemp. Clay Barnett earned the win.

Boyd outlasted Muenster 8-6 with Rett Sears and Fino Cardona driving in two each with two hits.

VAN ALSTYNE 12, PARADISE 4
PARADISE 14, POTTSBORO 5
PARADISE 8, BONHAM 6

After losing the first game, the Paradise Panthers rallied to take the final two at the Pottsboro Tournament.

Paradise hammered the host Cardinals 14-5 behind a big day at the plate for Skylar Black, who went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Colton Brown and Austin Hogan each knocked in two.

Jarret Holt struck out seven in three innings of work.

Paradise scored five runs in the fifth to beat Bonham 8-6.

Colton Meadows drove in three and doubled, and Holt hit a home run and knocked in two.

Dillon Meadows worked four innings, striking out 10 and allowed three runs on one hit with three walks.

SOUTH GRAND PRAIRIE 15, NORTHWEST 3
NORTHWEST 11, AZLE 5
NORTHWEST 9, MANSFIELD SUMMIT 8
WEATHERFORD 7, NORTHWEST 6

The Northwest Texans went 3-3 over the weekend, including 2-2 Friday and Saturday, at the Burleson Elk Tournament.

After a loss to South Grand Prairie, the Texans bounced back with an 11-5 win over Azle and 9-8 over Mansfield Summit.

Northwest scored eight in the first against Azle. Tanner Diminuco had three doubles, going 4-for-4 and scoring three times.

Alex Perez homered and doubled, knocking in four in the win over Summit. Victor DeJesus also homered for the Texans.

Weatherford scored two in the final two innings to beat Northwest 7-6. Collin Rhodes hit a second-inning grand slam for the Texans.

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