Baseball: Decatur finishes Bowie Tournament 5-0

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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The Decatur Eagles never allowed a run in the Bowie Tournament over the weekend, finishing a perfect 5-0. Decatur outscored its opponents 36-0.

The Eagles blanked Mineral Wells 3-0 on Friday night behind six shutout innings from Beau Bedford. He scattered four hits, walked two and struck out six.

Cole Davis led Decatur at the plate with two hits. The Eagles scored their first run in the second inning on a stolen base during Bryson Oates’ at bat. Oates then doubled.

Bodi Rascon and Brayden Quinten combined for a shutout as Decatur routed Jacksboro 10-0.

Rascon started the game, pitching two innings while giving up one hit. Quinten finished the game, getting six quick outs. He struck out one.

Bedford singled home a run in the first inning to get the scoring started for Decatur. In the third inning, Jaxsyn Fletcher, Wilson Hicks and Bedford each recorded RBIs in the four-run inning.

Decatur will play in the Melissa Tournament this weekend. They take on Levelland and Saginaw Thursday.


The Bridgeport Bulls went 1-2 in a tournament in Henrietta over the weekend.

A four-run sixth inning doomed Bridgeport last Thursday against Henrietta, as the Bulls fell 8-4.

Connor Holzer went the distance for Bridgeport, surrendering eight runs over six innings. Holzer allowed 10 hits and struck out four.

Jadon Maddux, Salvador Garcia and Corbin Bailey each had two hits in the loss.

The Bulls could not complete the comeback last Friday against Iowa Park in a 5-3 defeat.

Bridgeport used a three-run sixth inning to try and get back in the game. A walk by Daniel Delgadillo and a single by Yobany Roman in the sixth scratched across two runs.

Bailey surrendered five runs on eight hits over five innings. He struck out three.

Michael Young pitched a complete game as the Bulls knocked off Windthorst 3-1. Young allowed only one run through seven innings, scattering four hits and striking out five.

Bridgeport scored on a stolen base in the first inning during Delgadillo’s at bat. Roman and Michael Marschall also had RBIs for the Bulls.

Bridgeport will compete in the Denison Tournament this weekend.


Aubrey scored early and often in last Friday’s 8-2 rout of Boyd to start the Pilot Point/Gunter Tournament.

Creighton Witt was on the hill for the Yellowjackets. He pitched four innings, giving up eight runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out two.

Boyd’s Chris Karcher singled home a run in the first inning on a 2-2 count.

Karcher, Witt, Payton Brown, Jacob Faust and Rustyn Ellis each had a hit in the loss.

Boyd scored five runs in the fifth inning to stun Sanger 6-5.

With the game tied at five, Koby Miller singled home the winning run on an 0-1 count. Nick Taylor started the game for the Yellowjackts, pitching three and two-thirds innings. He gave up five runs on seven hits.

Alex Booth allowed one run over four innings, striking out seven in an 11-1 Boyd victory over Pilot Point. Booth gave up only two hits.

The Yellowjackets’ bats came to life in the fourth inning, as Lane Wilson and Boston McIntire each plated runners with base hits.

Denton Braswell cruised to a 13-0 victory over Boyd last Saturday.

Dylan Couture only lasted one-third of an inning, allowing four runs on two hits. Payton Brown and Whitt Hill entered the game in relief, surrendering two and three runs, respectively.

The Yellowjackets’ lone hit came from Nick Taylor in the second inning.


Peaster blanked Paradise 8-0 last Friday in the opening game of the American Cancer Society Tournament.

The Panthers managed just three hits in the loss. Will Reeves and Tre Valentine each had hits.

Parker Cook started the game for Paradise, going four and two-thirds innings. He gave up six runs on seven hits, striking out two and walking one.

Peaster had 10 hits in the victory.

Paradise could not overcome an eight-run first inning in an 11-8 loss to Vernon last Friday.

The Panthers made five errors in the loss and walked eight. Marshall Payton started the game for Paradise, but he was unable to get out of the first inning. He surrendered eight runs on two hits.

Trevor Helton threw four innings in relief, allowing three runs on four hits.

The Panthers attempted to make a late rally with seven runs in the third inning.

Muenster’s high-powered offense jumped on Paradise early last Saturday in a 13-2 victory. The Panthers surrendered eight runs in the first two innings.

Jace Essig took the loss for Paradise, pitching two innings and giving up eight runs on three hits. Colby Cox threw three innings in relief.

Mitchell Sellers went 2-for-3 at the dish for the Panthers in the loss.


Alvord nearly erased a four-run deficit in a 7-6 loss to Nocona last Friday.

The Bulldogs scored two runs in the top of the fourth but the Indians answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half.

Clayton Michael started the game for Alvord, giving up five runs on five hits over two and two-thirds innings. Ace Edgett threw one and one-third innings out of the bullpen.

Nocona had seven hits in the victory.


Keene beat Chico last Saturday on a walk-off single in the bottom of the fourth.

Willie Payne suffered the loss for the Dragons, allowing three runs on one hit over one and one-third innings.

Hank Bailey started the game on the hill for Chico, going two innings and allowing two runs. He allowed three hits and struck out one.

Logan Ellis went 2-for-2 at the plate for the Dragons in the loss.

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