Behind an explosive offense and quality pitching, the Bridgeport Bulls rolled to the championship at the Little Elm Tournament over the weekend.
The Bulls pounded out 59 hits in five games. Bridgeport never allowed more than four runs in any of the games.
“The Bulls baseball team had a good tournament with quality pitching in all five games,” said Bridgeport coach Ted Leps.
Bridgeport pounded Little Elm 15-1 in the title game. The Bulls tallied 16 hits with six different players finishing with multiple hits.
Kevin Coan hit a third-inning home run to put Bridgeport up 10-1. Coan was 3-for-4 with four RBIs.
Cody Henson went 3-for-4 with two doubles.
Dustin Green earned the win, allowing one run on one hit in four innings of work.
Bridgeport started the tournament with a 15-0 victory over Lancaster. Kyle Parker struck out nine and allowed just one hit in four innings.
Parker was also 3-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs.
Bridgeport followed that win with a tight 6-4 victory over Little Elm. Blake Waldrep tied the game at 3 in the fourth inning on with a three-run blast. Drew Cunningham gave the Bulls a lead with a RBI-single.
Waldrep struck out nine in seven innings and allowed four runs on four hits to get the win.
Bridgeport beat Whitesboro 4-2 behind pitcher Omar Martinez, who struck out five in six innings. Martinez limited Whitesboro to two runs on seven hits.
The Bulls rallied from a 2-1 deficit with two runs in the fifth and another in the sixth. Matt Minx, Diego Hernandez, Waldrep and Coan drove in a run each.
To reach the championship game, Bridgeport beat Frisco Liberty 11-3. Bridgeport pounded out 16 hits in the win. Waldrep drove in three runs, going 2-for-4. Coan, Parker and Cunningham all had three hits.
Henson limited Liberty to three runs on four hits in seven innings.