Baseball: Decatur wins district opener

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
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Three pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter Monday as Decatur blanked Gainesville 6-0 to win its District 9-4A opener.

Southpaw Wilson Hicks got the start for the Eagles. He struck out 13 in five innings of work. Nick Birmingham and Chase Oberle entered in relief to seal the deal.

Decatur scored its first run in the second inning on a wild pitch. The Eagles scattered six hits throughout the game. Hicks went 2-for-4 at the plate. Halen Fletcher went 2-for-3.

Decatur moved to 12-7 on the season with the win. The Eagles host Krum Friday.


Michael Young gave up eight runs on five hits as Bridgeport was routed by Castleberry 14-3 last Saturday.

The Bulls managed just one hit in the game, scoring all three of their runs in the fourth inning. Jadon Maddox had Bridgeport’s only hit of the afternoon.

Corbin Bailey threw two and one-thirds innings of relief. He scattered five runs on six hits. The Bulls dropped to 6-10 overall on the season.

Bridgeport’s district opener against Krum on Tuesday was rained out.


Parker Cook and Trace Tyler combined to throw a no-hitter last Saturday as Paradise ran away from City View 10-1.

Cook pitched six innings and struck out five. He walked two.

The Panthers scored five runs in the second inning, using doubles by Cade Goodman, Mitchell Sellers, Bridger Skogberg and Cook to mount a lead.

Paradise improved to 4-9 overall with the win. The Panthers traveled to Henrietta Tuesday.


Tanner Petree delivered the game-winning single in the top of the seventh as Alvord topped Collinsville 4-3 on Monday.

Petree plated the winning run on a 2-0 count. He went 2-for-4 on the night. He also threw one and two-thirds innings of relief out of the bullpen. He gave up no hits and struck out four.

Ace Edgett got the start for the Bulldogs. He surrendered three runs on three hits in five and one-thirds innings. He fanned 10 batters.

The win moved Alvord to 7-7 on the year. The Bulldogs host Lindsay Friday.

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